When your life looks dim, no matter the situation, if you ask God for help He will change your future.
by Eric Dunbar
Today people are trying to do everything for themselves — work for themselves, save for themselves, live for themselves. But God desires to help, and all we have to do is ask. Your life does not have to be chaotic. You can change any situation if you just ask God for help.
Perhaps you are discouraged by your present situation. No matter what you do you just can’t seem to get ahead. You do all the right things — you save, you plan — but somehow the bottom still falls out. But be encouraged because God can help you change your future if you ask Him.
There is an interesting story in the Bible about a man named Jabez. The name Jabez means pain. The Bible says that his mother named him Jabez because she bore him in pain. In Biblical times a child’s name was extremely important — much more then than now. The child’s name not only designated who the child was, but it also suggested the traits of the child. Jabez understood that his name meant pain. But Jabez didn’t want to be known for causing pain, so he prayed to God. “And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, ‘Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!’ So God granted him what he requested.”
Perhaps you are thinking about getting a divorce, maybe the bank is going to foreclose on your house, or you might even have a serious problem with some kind of addiction — drugs, alcohol, gambling — whatever the situation might be, it’s never too late to ask God to help you. The outcome of your future can change with the blink of an eye because nothing is too difficult for God. All you have to do is ask.