September 30, 2020

A Boost of Hope and Strength


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Thank you so much for your support! I hope my words give you the lift of happiness you deserve!


“Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard; that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.”

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength." Isaiah 40:28-29 (KJV)

Those are powerful scriptures, aren’t they?  In fact, all of Isaiah, chapter 40 highlights the strength of God. These are great passages for when we feel weak.

That’s fine and dandy, but what if present circumstances make us relate more to helplessness and hopelessness? Here’s a quote from the 1987 movie, The Princess Bride:

“Life is Pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something” (Wesley says this to Princess Buttercup.)

Sometimes we may connect more with Wesley than with the prophet Isaiah. That’s why this article includes quotes and resources on accepting God’s help.

Quotes on Trusting God in our Weakness

Oh God, look upon those who are in need but cannot work, or who lack employment and search for it in van; on those who struggle to meet exacting claims with inadequate resources; on all who move in insecurity, attended by worry or despair”—Miles Lowell Yates


“I surrender to You all I am, all I think, all I feel, and all I have.

I recognize in this moment that Yours is the power to heal and make whole.

You who have the power to work miracles,

You who rule time and space, please take me

In Your arms and hold me.”—Marianne Williamson


“All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson


God doesn’t help those who have their acts together. He helps the helpless. He helps those whose lives are a mess. Their car won’t start, their kids are sick, and they haven’t brushed their hair in a week. He helps those who ask for help.

In this world success is sold as the product of hard work and perseverance. Success is for the self-made man. But in God’s kingdom the path to greatness is the one taken by the weak and the meek. It’s for those who are too broken to pretend, and too tired to strive. Real success, the kind that lasts and brings no sorrow, is for those who cry, “God, help!”

God surely wants to help everyone, but only the helpless receive his help.  (National Christian Foundation)

God helps those who can’t help themselves. He is a provider for the poor and a defender of the disadvantaged. Those with needs are on his heart.

It’s only when you recognize your spiritual bankruptcy apart from the Savior that you can receive the right kind of help. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit hovers over the whole earth looking for those who need and desire God.

We’re all helpless to some extent. You may feel helpless in your current situation at work, with a family member, or in your physical condition. Your helpless position readies you to receive God’s help. His grace goes to the humble, and he gives power to the weak (1 Peter 5:5; Isaiah 40:29).

My Conclusion

“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.”

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:”

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” --1 Peter 5:5-7 (KJV)


Fun Fact: Austrian-born composer, George Frideric Handel, was a successful musician by 1741. It’s still astonishing that he composed his most famous work, the oratorio called The Messiah, in about 24 days. 

Please enjoy the most well-known portion of that enduring composition, “Hallelujah Chorus”. You can call it:

  • Inspired
  • The most moving piece in all of music literature
  • A celebration of the greatness of God (a glowing praise report)

(Don’t report me! It’s usually sung at Christmas.)


Are you humble enough to ask for God’s help?