How many times have I and many others cried out of despair or fear, Jesus help me? When as a young boy growing up in rural Kentucky we did not attend church until I was around 13 years of age. I can still remember the strangeness of those first weeks of going to church and hearing the Gospel preached. I hear many sermons where people cried out to Jesus for help an salvation.
Jesus help me, still no answer. I didn’t realize that the only help I could get from God at the time was an answer to a prayer of salvation. I didn’t realize that God did not honor my prayers as a lost person. I was alienated from God and until I received this into my heart through the preaching of the Gospel I remained in a state of lostness!
Now I began to understand what it meant to call out, Jesus help me. As a christian I have come to understand that God has put all things under the feet of Jesus Christ and we are his body!
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Christ is being placed as the head of the Church in this scripture and we are the Church, his body. The scripture says that all things have been placed under his feet. When something is placed under the feet of someone it is under every part of his body! All these things are under us also if we but trust in God’s word. We have been given power over Satan through the blood of Jesus! Now if we call out in desperation, Jesus help me, there will be help available!
There have been so many times throughout the bible where people have cried out to God for help! Time does not permit me to write of them all in this one article. The bible both old and new testaments are full of people crying out to God for help. Many of the Saints and Prophets had to cry out many times to be delivered from their enemies!
As we all know as Peter began his walk toward Jesus, he took his eyes off him and saw the storm around him, became afraid and began to sink. At this point Peter was helpless! He could not save himself from sinking. He had allowed fear to blind his faith! Peter cried out, “Lord, save me”(Matt 14:30) This is the same cry as Jesus help me! He was needing delivered from his unbelief and fear as we all are at times in our lives.
The next instance I can think of was a man the bible calls, blind Bartimaeus. This man was setting on the side of the highway begging as Jesus came by. The blind, lame, and sickly many times were led to places of travel so they could beg for help. Remember the man at the Temple called Beautiful who Peter and John met. He was lame and they laid him at the temple gait daily to beg alms of those passing by. Bartimaeus was in this same situation, having to depend on the help of others to have his needs met.
As Jesus was passing by, Bartimaeus heard it was Jesus and began to cry to him. “Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.”(Mark 10:47) There were many who told him to keep quiet, do not be hollering out and bothering Jesus! ” but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.” (Mark 10: 48)
This next set of scriptures are amazing and shows what Jesus will do when we call out to Him, Jesus help me.
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
The key to finding mercy and help is to know God in a personal relationship through faith in Jesus Christ. We must accept that he is the Son of God, that He died for our sins , was crucified, buried and rose from the grave! He is now on the right hand of the Father making intercession for us!
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
When I read this I know that my High Priest, Jesus Christ who was tempted by the tempter, the devil, yet without sin has experienced the same temptations we face. In this he know our fears and anxieties over the things that come against us and is able to help us. I can come boldly to the throne of Gods grace and find help in my time of need. Jesus help me! He has already been there and has the answer if we but follow his word.
Thank you for reading this article on Jesus help me. Has there been any times in particular you can recall when you had to cry out, Jesus help me and he came to you in your need?
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