Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
(Hebrews 4:16 KJV)
Are you familiar with the TV programme: Who wants to be a millionaire?
In order to reach the 1 million prize-money target, contestants have three life-lines they are able to use at any time – ask the audience, 50/50 (where 2 of the incorrect answers are removed), or phone a friend.
The friend has been pre-selected by the contestant and is usually chosen for their knowledge, for their capacity to help the individuals when they are stuck for an answer.
The friend, who is contacted live during the show, now has the burden of expectation on his or her shoulders—the expectation of the contestant who called; the expectation of the presenter who wants the drama of the situation to bring value-added appeal to the show; who naturally wants the friend to succeed, so contestants can proceed to the higher paying questions. Added to all this, is the expectation of the audience rooting for the contestant.
Sometimes that friend may come up trumps but at other times, the person selected turns out to be the wrong choice, for they are completely unable to assist!
Do you need help?
Are you in need of:
- Courage, to face your day?
- Deliverance from a sticky situation?
- Enablement to obey God’s Word?
- Guidance to know what to do?
- Wisdom in order to make a decision?
Well, God is your friend – call on him!
Call him today. He will not let you down. The Bible is full of scriptures supporting this fact but here’s one for starters:
When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stout-hearted. (Psalm 138:3 NIV)
In the day when I called, You answered me; and You strengthened me with strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) in my inner self. (Psalm 138:3 AB)
Now listen to what your Father-God has promised:
It shall come to pass
That before they call, I will
And while they are still speaking,
I will hear.
(Isaiah 65:24 NKJ)
Beloved child of God, victorious overcomer, dear women of warfare, may I counsel you today?
Make that call!
Who is your first port of call when you are in trouble or need advice?