by Demar Elam
Have you ever been in a situation in life where you simply shouted, “Help, Lord!”? David the Psalmist did so, saying, “Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases to be. For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men” (Psalm 12:1).
Man’s sinful condition today makes one want to cry out those same words. The righteous are at times discouraged when wickedness prevails among men. It is disheartening when men of spiritual stature are swept along with the flow of an evil society and fail to walk upright. When the children of light fail to walk in that light, man’s future appears dark and threatening.
Where are the “Davids” of our day who cry out, “Help, Lord!”? Shakespeare once said, “The common curse of mankind — folly and ignorance.” The folly of man is great in the earth today, and it condemns those engaging in it. The wise man wrote, “Like a dog that returns to its vomit, is a fool who repeats his folly” (Proverbs 26:11). No doubt this is the reason we see foolish, evil actions being repeated over and over again in the lives of some individuals.
So, the righteous cries out, “Help, Lord,” and then he remembers the many Biblical passages assuring him that God has never forsaken the righteous (Isaiah 41:10-14).
Just as God heard and helped Jacob and the men of Israel, let us be of good courage and know that, today if the righteous will cry out, “Help, Lord,” God will uphold them with that same right hand of righteousness. We must grow and develop spiritually. Each Christian has the individual responsibility to mature in Christ.
Where are the great men of God today who will cry out, “Help, Lord!” and wait for the Lord’s mighty hand to deliver them?
by Demar Elam