Whenever you find yourself in a hopeless situation, turn to the only source of real hope. Whenever you have run out of answers, turn to the source of all knowledge. Whenever it seems like you have run into a brick wall, turn to the one who will help you find a door through it. Whenever you feel unloved or unwanted, turn to the one who loves you so much He thought you were to die for. Whenever you feel life is slipping away from you, turn to the only source of eternal life. Whatever help you need, God’s help is just a prayer away.
As I think about this subject, It won’t surprise my regular readers that the words of a gospel song come to my mind. “If you’ve been walking the same old road for miles and miles. If you’ve been hearing the same old voice tell the same old lies. If you’ve tried to feel the same old holes inside. There’s a better life. If you’ve got pain – He’s a pain taker. If you feel lost – He’s a way maker. If you need freedom or saving – He’s a prison shaking Savior. If you’ve got chains – He’s a chain breaker.”
As Christians, we often forget the power that is available to us. I have mentioned several times that one of my favorite verses of scripture is Romans 8:11, “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, He will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” That is more power than I will ever need in this life. To release that power, all that is needed is one sincere prayer.
The Holy Spirit within us will help us communicate with the Father for help even when words escape us. Whether you are a charismatic Christian who has experienced the “baptism of the Holy Spirit” or a more conservative, evangelical Christian (like me), we all have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us from the moment of our spiritual rebirth. Some may use a prayer language while others spend time in silent prayer allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to the Father on our behalf whenever we are at a loss for words, but what is important is not how we pray, but the one to whom we bring our needs. God’s help is only a prayer away.
Just one caution: don’t expect God to answer your prayer for help instantly. It may happen that way, but God is not limited by time and space as we are. His timing is perfect and He will give us the help we need at the precise time it will benefit us the most.