God Hears Prayers of Helplessness
August 30, 2023

Thought for Today: “God Hears Prayers of Helplessness”

There has been a tendency on the part of our government, courts, schools, and even churches agreeing with Sociologists, Psychologists and all other “ologists” that people need to raise their self-esteem. The theory goes that if we do nothing to make people feel bad about themselves; and everything to make people feel good about themselves, then our society will be a petter place for it.

Now, while this sounds great, it isn’t. Look at the results of this thinking in our country; crime is increasing while morality is decreasing. The overall problem with this theory is that it’s a lie. Before anyone can feel good, they must first realize how bad they truly are

Pastor John Beukema said, “It is the prayer prayed by the unassuming sinner, not the prayer of the presuming preener that gains anything with the Father in heaven.”

Helplessness is not a weakness when it’s before the Lord. Instead, it is a strength, not a shame. It is not the end of the world, but rather it is the beginning of wisdom, knowledge, and spiritual growth.

The prophet Isaiah said, “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.” (Isaiah 40:29)

Look at what the Lord said to Paul, and Paul’s response. “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness … For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9a, 10b)

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