How different would our lives be if we really believed with all our hearts that heaven wants to help us?
- Wants to help us turn the bad things into good (Gen 50:20)
- Wants to help us face the tribulations that are in this world and make us overcomers (John 16:33)
- Wants to help us by sending His angels to minister to us (Heb 1:14)
- Wants to help us rise up the same way that eagles soar (Is 40:31)
- Wants to help us be whole in spirit, soul and body (1 Thes 5:23)
Just to name a few.
All these things and more; it was never meant for us to claw our way into them. Heaven wants to help us. Just like a balloon “wants” to rise up when it’s filled with hot air; Angels are waiting at God’s command to do the bidding of His word (Ps 103:20) That’s the purpose our Heavenly Father has given His angels.
God is not dangling carrots in front of us to torment us with “if only I could get God to want to help me”. How do I know this? “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” (so be it) is spoken by us to the glory of God.” (2 Cor 1:20). Not to mention our Heavenly Father spells it out very clearly in Jeremiah 29:11 that His purposes are to prosper us and not to harm us; to give us hope and a future.
What’s our part?
Where is your focus? Paul tells us in Phil 4:8 “fill your minds with beauty and truth. Meditate on whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is good, whatever is virtuous and praiseworthy.” Why does Paul tell us that? Because that is what Paul did, and what Paul experienced was God’s peace. He told the Philippians, and he tells us, to follow his example because his experience was that if we will put our focus on these things “the God of peace will walk with you” (Phil 4:9). Now that’s some good help!
Why is this in the bible? Because our Heavenly Father has experienced the pain caused by bad free-will choices. From His first-hand experience, our Heavenly Father knows that where people have free-will to do as they please, bad stuff happens and we would have to choose where we put our focus in this broken and hurting world.
When you focus on all the bad news and all the bad stuff; when you fill your thoughts with it; when you feed your soul with it; there is no room for hope, no room for light, no room to receive the blessings of heaven. Fill the eyes of your heart; fill the eyes of your body; fill your ears; fill yourself with the good things in God’s promises and with the beauty He has put around us. Take hold of them and don’t let go. Don’t let go.
The enemy wants to convince you that God really doesn’t want to help you; that you’re not worth it; that somehow you have to kick, fight and plead with God to give you His blessings; to get Him to want to help you.
No, no, no! The truth is of His own free will our Heavenly Father has given us His Son, His only Son. As Paul so eloquently states it “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Rom 8:32) Look at what our Heavenly Father has done so that He can be in communion with us and be able to extend His mercy and favor to us rather than take offense at our sins. Why in the world would we think His plan is for us to have to beg for His help?
Break free by breaking off agreement with any lie where the enemy has deceived you that God’s heart is anything but for you. Break free where you have believed that you have to convince God to help you. Come into agreement with the truth that God and all His heavenly hosts are just waiting to help you.
Thank God that heaven does want to help us! Can I get a “yahoo” here??
So what do you say – would you like to be lifted up by the beauty God has created and to ride with me on the promises of God?