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All in the Detail: a cry for help and my first giveaway

Have you ever had a time when you cried out to the Lord in desperation? What did the Lord do? How did that change your life? I remember crying out to the Lord for help when I was in a serious car accident as my car was hit broadside. After being briefly knocked out by the collision I awoke to find my car totally destroyed but, in the Lord’s mercy, I was not hurt. The Lord heard my cries and saved me from serious injury or death. 

King Asa Cried out to the Lord

King Asa was in a desperate situation and did not know what to do. The Ethiopian army attacked Judah with one million men and 300 chariots. King Asa had an army, but it was only half as big. King Asa knew only the Lord could save him from certain defeat and destruction.

2 Chronicles 14:11 Then Asa cried out to the Lord his God, “O Lord, no one but you can help the powerless against the mighty! Help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in you alone. It is in your name that we have come against this vast horde. O Lord, you are our God; do not let mere men prevail against you!” 12 So the Lord defeated the Ethiopians in the presence of Asa and the army of Judah, and the enemy fled.[1]

Crying Out to the Lord is an Act of Faith

King Asa knew that if he trusted in his own strength, the Ethiopians would defeat him. He also knew that he could trust the Lord when he asked for help. We realize how fragile and helpless we really are as we are in situation where only the Lord can help.

The Bible reminds us that we all have limits no matter how strong or smart we may be. Yet, the amazing fact is that God has no limits. A key turning point in our lives comes the moment we recognize our weaknesses and trust our lives to Him.

When we stop pretending that we have god-like abilities and ask for help, we reach a new level of trust. Paul had learned this lesson and shares his experience with the church in Corinth. 2 Corinthians 12:10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. [2]

Recognize Your Need for Help

In your life, don’t depend on yourself, but recognize your need of God. Cry out to Him for the things you need. The Bible promises that, as you cry out, He is ready to answer. To hear more about crying out to the Lord for help, listen here:

[1-2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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