When do we need help 

1. You are unsure about things

Remember the time when you are on your first day on your job. It must be nerve-racking to be asked to do various things for the first time. No matter how good you are back in school and feel confident that you know about something, it still feels different once actual tasks for your job appear. There can be many unknowns; however, we may have thought we must impress our employers due to being new. While it’s okay to show some degree of independence, doing things without completely knowing the details of what we need to do can create some undesirable outcomes that can affect others. So 

2. Whenever we are in a situation where we don’t fully comprehend everything, we shouldn’t feel afraid to ask for help or clarification so we can do the task correctly and avoid mishaps.

3. You don’t have enough resources

To accomplish our various tasks, we need resources to achieve them, such as equipment, money, and people. Sometimes, our resources may not be enough to accomplish a job, or we may run out of them while achieving something. 

4. You lack the skill and knowledge to do something

Various tasks require specific skills and knowledge to perform correctly and achieve good results. 

5. The job requires more than one person to accomplish

Some tasks can be performed alone, but they can be more tedious and complicated when done by a single person. When we are struggling and feeling overwhelmed, we may be doing what is meant to be accomplished by two or more people.

Luk 5:7 KJV And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

6. You have tried different approaches and perspectives but still ended up failing

7. When we are being attacked. One shall chase a thousand and two shall chase ten thousand. Two is better than one.

Ecc 4:9-10 KJV 9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.




During contribution for the needy in Jerusalem, God put it in the heart of Titus.

2Co 8:16 KJV But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

Another account is the story of seven daughters of a Jethro.

Exo 2:16-20 KJV 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. 18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day? 19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock. 20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.

The daughters of Jethro were not shouting for help or crying but Moses just stood up, championed their cause, and helped them against the shepherds.

The help you did not ask for, the help you did not request for or beg for will locate you this week in Jesus name.

May the Lord raise such Moses on your behalf in Jesus name.

We all need Moses in a place of prayer. People that will volunteer to pray you into success like Isaiah says give Him no rest until He makes Jerusalem a praise.

Isa 62:6-7 KJV 6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, 7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.


Other times we are expected to ask for help. We are expected, encouraged and mandated to ask for help. In fact 

So many people assume that God should help them automatically after all He is all knowing.

Reason why God wants us to cry or call for help

1. God as a Father delights in hearing us.

Jer 33:3 KJV Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

2. The things of God do not automatically come to pass. That is God does not act independently of us. He needs our cooperation.

3. God flows through people

4. God does not violate our will. We have to choose if we need help or not.

Case study.

In the old testament, Jehoshaphat went into battle with Ahab that had been destined to die. But while in the battle the enemy turned against him. See what he did and what happened.

2Ch 18:31 KJV And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore they compassed about him to fight: but Jehoshaphat cried out, and the LORD helped him; and God moved them to depart from him.

In the new testament we also see that when people cried out for help, God came to their rescue.

Mar 6:47-51 KJV 47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. 48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them. 49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out: 50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. 51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

Jesus made a detour and they had to cry out before coming to them.

The writer of the book of Hebrew has a living message for us.

Heb 4:16 KJV Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

The Greek word used for “to help” is “boetheia” is properly rendered assistance, help, or support; but it is an assistance in consequence of the earnest cry of the person in distress, for the word signifies to run at the cry, θεινεις βοην, or επιβοηνθειν. 

So, even at the throne of grace, or great propitiatory, no help can be expected where there is no cry, and where there is no cry there is no felt necessity; for he that feels he is perishing will cry aloud for help, and to such a cry the compassionate High Priest will run; 

and the time of need is the time in which God will show mercy; nor will he ever delay it when it is necessary. We are not to cry to-day to be helped to-morrow, or at some indefinite time, or at the hour of death. We are to call for mercy and grace when we need them; and we are to expect to receive them when we call.

This is the time of need for marital breakthrough, for blessings in job, for promotion, advancement, change of story, to be happy.

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