May I Help You?

Pastor George Pearsons- June 2022

Let’s begin this letter with two very encouraging words from Scripture.

First Corinthians 15:57, New King James Version, says, “But thanks be to God, who gives us
the victory through our LORD Jesus Christ.” Second Corinthians 2:14, NKJV, declares, “Now thanks
be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ.”

Together, let’s give God thanksgiving for the triumphant victory in Christ that you and I are
experiencing right now.

Pastor Terri and I are so thankful to The LORD that you have chosen to be part of our
wonderful congregation here at EMIC. We appreciate you so much, and pray for you every day.
Thank you for being such a BLESSING to EMIC. We trust these words from 1 Corinthians 15:57 and
2 Corinthians 2:14 will be an encouragement to you in your faith walk, and that they help to lift your
day. As you spend time meditating on them, continue to live and walk in obedience to God and His
WORD and remain faithful to Him, we pray that you experience the triumphant, victorious life He has
planned and purposed for you

Those words should help lift your day.

Speaking of help, we have volunteers at church who wear a blue badge that says, “May I
Help You?” It’s a message to anyone who visits our church that if they need help in any way, our
precious volunteers are available to answer their questions and lead the way.

That is exactly the way our heavenly Father is with us.

Whatever you may be struggling with today, He is reaching out His hands to you and asking,
“May I Help You?” He knows exactly how to deal with whatever issue you may be facing. He can
solve every problem, no matter how complicated. He can untangle and straighten out any mess
we have gotten ourselves into. He is the Master at offering His hand of help to all His children—
especially those who are under great stress.

Look at what Psalm 121:1-2, New Living Translation, says: “I look up to the mountains—does
my help come from there? My help comes from The LORD, who made heaven and earth!”

Stress is the result of becoming overwhelmed with all of life’s issues and responsibilities.
When things pile up, we attempt to accomplish everything in our own strength and ability. We take control of our lives and relegate the Holy Spirit to a corner. We can overcome stress by knowing we
can receive help from The LORD.

Declare the following scriptures out loud. They will assist you in making God’s help a reality
in your life.

“Psalm 33:20, NKJV: My soul waits for The LORD; He is my help and my shield.”

“Psalm 46:1, NKJV: God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore I
will not fear.”

“Psalm 124:8: My help is in the name of The LORD, who made heaven and earth.”

Look at that last scripture again. Did you know The LORD knows your name? Isaiah 43:1,
NKJV, says, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.”
That is why you can take Isaiah 41:10, NLT, personally. God is talking to you. He’s saying, “(Insert
your name here), don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will
strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand.”

The Holy Spirit lives in us to help us. John 14:26, AMPC, says, “But the Comforter (Counselor,
Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in
My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He
will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.”

Romans 8:26-28, NKJV, is a perfect “help” scripture. It says, “The Spirit also helps in our
weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself
makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches
the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints
according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to those who
love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

The word help in the Greek means, “to partner with, collaborate, give assistance and help
in obtaining; to take hold together with us against our weaknesses.” When we pray in tongues, we
tap into the help of the Holy Spirit.

So, anytime you need help, feel free to “fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near
to the throne of grace…that (you) may receive mercy [for your failures] and find grace to help in
good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when you need it]”
(see Hebrews 4:16, AMPC).

When The LORD says, “May I help you?”—SAY YES!

Help is on the way!

Pastor George