The below scripture solidifies the truth that my help is from God.
“Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless.” David cried out to God in Psalm 60:11
It was 2019, dad concerned about my next step as a fresh graduate. So, he mentioned his friends, he wants me to meet, so they could help in getting a job.
I sensed the message behind him wanting me to meet his friends was more a dependency. Something like, “These people must help you before you can get any job in the country.”
Without a second thought, I told him I am not interested.
He was like,
“Ayodeji, God will not come down from heaven to help you. It is humans he will use.”
That sounds good and convincing, right? Still, I said NO.
While I understand that God will not come down, yet I believe that only God’s help satisfies.
We must be careful on the grounds on which we receive help. Let’s not become desperate for this help from a man that we forget God.
Psalm 20: 7 says
“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord, our God.
Help From God Scripture
So, I have compiled a list of help from God scripture that can strengthen yourself in times of trouble.
1) Genesis 49:25
By the God of your father, who will help you, And by the Almighty who will bless you with Blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
2) Deuteronomy 33: 29
Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord.
The shield of your help And the sword of your majesty!
Your enemies shall submit to you, And you shall tread down their high places.
3) Isaiah 50: 7
For the Lord God will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced;
Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.
4) Isaiah 50:9
Surely the Lord God will help Me; Who is he who will condemn Me?
Indeed, they will all grow old like a garment; The moth will eat them up.
5) Exodus 18: 4
And the name of the other was Eliezer (for he said, “The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh”).
6) Psalm 54:4
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is with those who uphold my life.
7) Philippians 1: 19
For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
8) Hebrew 6: 10
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labour of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
9) Hebrew 13: 6
So we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
10) Psalm 27: 9
Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.
11) Psalm 63: 7
Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your, I will rejoice.
12) Psalm 86: 17
Show me a sign for good, That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed,
Because You, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
13) Psalm 118: 13
You pushed me violently, that I might fall, But the Lord helped me.
14) Psalm 121: 2
My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
15) Psalm 124: 8
Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
16) Psalm 40: 17
But I am poor and needy, Yet the Lord thinks upon me.
You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.
17) Psalm 70: 5
But I am poor and needy; Make haste to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay.
18) 2 Samuel 22: 36
You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your gentleness has made me great.
19) Psalm 18: 6
In my distress, I called upon the Lord, And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.
Prayer When You Need Help From God
How do you ask for help from God? How do you tell him your needs?
The scripture says in Matthew 7:9-11 –
“9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”
When you go to your father (God), communicate with him as one with a loving father.
There is no limitation to what you can ask God for. The only instruction he gave was to ask anything in his name (John 14:4) and in faith (1 John 5: 14).
Here is an example of prayer for help from God.
Mighty God, The King of kings, Alpha and Omega, I bless your holy name.
Father, thank you for the precious gift of life and your outstanding works in my life. Thank you, Jesus.
Lord, I ask for your cleansing and purification over everything that is not your will in my life.
[Mention your needs]
Lord, thank you for your mercy, forgiveness, and answered prayers. Glory is all to your name. Amen.
Please pray with full assurance that he has offered you the help you required.
Conclusion On Help From God Scripture
It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to receive support. We can’t do it alone.
Even the prophet, Samuel, required men to help (favour) him.
1 Samuel 2:26 – “And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD and also with men.”
Also, Jesus received help (favour) from men.
Luke 2:52 – “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”
So, the help is not the problem, but not acknowledging that your help is first from God.
“No man can help you unless God helps you.”- Oluboba Ayodeji
Any help outside of God ends in regrets.
Who do you look unto in days of need? Where does your help come from?
Make Psalm 121: 1-2 your prayer point.
“1 I will lift my eyes to the hills- From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”
Oluboba Ayodeji is the team lead for GoRabbi committed to see the gospel spread to all nations of the earth. By profession, he is a digital marketing expert with specialty in SEO.