Call On God For Help In Desperate Times

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What can we do when we are in desperate situations?  Can we call on God? Can we depend on God?  Can we trust in God?

These are sobering times that we live in today.  Many people have lost jobs and can’t find one.  Others are underemployed and are just barely making it.  The unemployment rate is soaring, the stock market is highly volatile, and famine is spreading worldwide.  Families are losing their homes due to failed mortgages.  There are severe droughts, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and tornadoes.  And with turmoil going on in the world people are becoming desperate; even the people of God.  What can we do when our backs are against the wall and we have no where to turn and we are in serious trouble?

God actually desires that we be utterly dependent upon Him and that we are in desperate need of His help.  Think of a human father.  What good father would not want his children to turn to him when they need help?  Naturally, a father loves it when his children come to him to seek help.  There is something special about having someone there for you.  God is this true source and He is more reliable than any human father or mother.

God Says Call on Me For Help

God truly loves those that are His.  He loves you!  Listen to what God says for those who are in desperate situations and what He promises when they call upon Him:

Psalm 50:15and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”

Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Psalm 145:18-20The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.”

Isaiah 41:17The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.”

Isaiah 55:1, 3Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.”

Isaiah 65:24Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.”

Jeremiah 33:3Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

Micah 7:7But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.”

God Says You Can Depend On Me

God wants us to depend on Him and not rely on ourselves.  God is our Father and we are His children. Children can not make it in this world without their parents.  How much more so can we not make it without the help of our Heavenly Father?  If we try to solve our problems by our self then we can really do nothing to ultimately solve them. God is actually more glorified in our weakness because by His strength He is able to display His might.  He stands ever ready, able, and willing to help us when we really need it but we must first acknowledge of our need for His help.  We truly find freedom from worry when we learn to depend upon God.  Read for yourself:

John 15:5 ““I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

Philippians 2:13for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”

1 Peter 5:7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. “

Matthew 28:20bAnd surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 6:25-27  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

Matthew 6:30-31  “If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?”

Romans 4:20-21Yet he [Abraham] did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,  being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”

Philippians 4:19And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

God Says You Can Trust in Me

Our money says “In God We Trust” but it is hard to trust when everything seems to be caving in around us.  Nothing looks like it will turn out right.  At times there is no evidence that God is even with us so how can we trust in Him during calamitous times?  In reality, we can sometimes not even trust our eyes…but if there is anything in this universe you can trust, it is God Almighty.  It is the invisible hand that is placed in ours that never lets go.  Like a parent holding their child‘s hand, God is securely caring for us, never letting us slip or fall:

Isaiah 41:13For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.”

Proverbs 28:26 “Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.”

Jeremiah 17:5-7This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.”

Psalm 32:7You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

Jeremiah 32:27 I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Psalm 36:7 “How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!  People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”

2 Corinthians 1:20 “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”

2 Peter 1:4aThrough these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature.”

1 Chronicles 28:20 “David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.”


When everything seems to be falling in around us, when the walls seem to be closing in on us, when nothing in our world or in this world seems to hold any hope, when everything looks completely hopeless, just remember that God is not ever caught by surprise. He will save those who are His from calamity (Heb 7:25).  He isn’t ever going to abandon us, forsake us, or leave us.  If you are not one of His then you do not have such hope nor can you claim any of His mighty promises.   I pray right now that you seek Him because anyone who seeks Him He has said He can be found.  As it is written in Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”  Second Corinthians 6:2 says, “For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.  I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”  Tomorrow may be too late but it not too late right now to put your complete trust in Him, to depend on Him, to call on Him.  This is my prayer for you.  Please contact us if you make such a decision.

For more inspiration and help check out the article Hope in God in Hopeless Times


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Dave January 23, 2019 at 1:17 pm

I recently lost my job, and my wife’s plant also recently shut down. Unemployment isn’t enough. We are both on hunt for work. But rent is friday, and we will be kicked with nowhere to go.what can I do?


Jack Wellman January 23, 2019 at 2:14 pm

Call your pastor Dave. Some churches have a Deacon’s Fund to help those in the area. Ask for prayers of your church members too. Maybe they have a place you can rent and work things out on payment of rent. Is your landlord a member of your church?


Wayne Andrews January 27, 2019 at 9:32 am

I can no longer go on. I have had a long emergency from which I can not recover financially. I receive very little in retirement, and my wife suffers from depression. I am completely overwhelmed. I pray that the Lord will intervene very soon. I need a miracle.


Jack Wellman January 27, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Hello Mr. Andrews…I will be praying, starting right now sir. Please, anyone else, join me in praying for Mr. Andrews. He needs a miracle.


Wayne Andrews February 3, 2019 at 6:28 pm

Thank you Sir, and may the Lord always have His hand upon you.


margaret laine February 3, 2019 at 9:45 am

“Accidentally” found these prayer requests and am praying for
Wayne Andrews & his wife and the man named Dave & his wife.
Expect a miracle. God makes a way when we least expect it.
Jesus I trust in Thee. Peggy Laine


Wayne Andrews February 3, 2019 at 6:31 pm

Thank you Peggy Lane, may the Lord always have His hand upon you.


nader February 23, 2019 at 7:35 pm

I need prayer for God to deliver me from this war of thoughts
I’m struggling as I think too much and I have negative thoughts


Jack Wellman February 23, 2019 at 8:05 pm

Praying for you Nader. We need one another, more as the Day of Jesus’ return nears (Heb 10:24-25).


Okafor Victor February 25, 2019 at 5:16 pm

my fiance has been working for the past 1 year and 6 months but her boss wont pay her. her rent is due, her boss wont pay her and has one incommunicado. If her landlord throws her things out of her rented room, honestly i dont know what and how to deal with this. I have always told her to keep trusting God and right now we really need God.


E. Awad March 8, 2019 at 11:24 pm

I need desperately prayer over my rebellious teen and my husband, our family. I’m tired and want to fighting to stop PLEASE. I pray the Lord will lay his hand upon my sons heart, soul and mind and upon my husband also. They need to love each other, show patience with one other, speak to one other without hate. May the Lord help my teen stop using Marijuana and care about himself and life and my husband to speak commonly. I’m tired Lord, I hate being put against each of them. I need prayer and the chains of addiction to be broken in the Name of Jesus Christ.


Jack Wellman March 9, 2019 at 10:20 am

Praying for this and your son and your family.


Macxine March 9, 2019 at 3:15 am

I am believing God for a miracle, i was rejected at a place where i was 100% sure i will be accepted.And that particular project means alot to me. I need your prayers to be called back and honored as am deserved.


Raymond March 20, 2019 at 5:04 am

I am desperately need god’s Intervention in my financial situation. I am in the middle of financial problem. I may lose my house. Pls pray for me to stand firm. As there are thought came into my mind that God does not exist. I did experience god’s Help before. Why am I scared now!!! I am so weak that Satan can easily take my trust in god!!! Pls pray for me to stand firm and relief my financial problem!!!


Lily April 7, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Pls pray with me,am on a verge of loosing my accomodation,i need financial favour to clear my debt.


Jack Wellman April 7, 2019 at 6:39 pm

Praying now for you Lily.


Lisha April 16, 2019 at 2:37 am

Please HELP ME.
Please Pray for my deliverance from the wickedness of this world. I am not NO LONGER in the world and the pharaoh and his army is coming against me. Please Pray for ME. PLEASE


eileen April 17, 2019 at 6:46 am

I need finances badly to bring my boyfriend home from Zambia he came from Syria I sold everything and I wont have a place to stay soon my accs are behind as I send everything over to him please god answer the pray and I need a hip replacement as well please god please god


Jeremiah April 30, 2019 at 11:45 pm

Please pray for financial miracle. I have family to support. My wife is staying home mom. Have a lot of debt and loosing sleep over this financial burden. It affects my marriage and health. I don’t know where to go and turn. My heart is filled with fear, worries and anxiety. I am having hard time trusting and can’t stop worrying.
Thank you


Vinita May 19, 2019 at 3:02 pm

My son recently went to a boarding school and feeling very homesick and sad breaks my heart to see him crying .Please pray for him. And also for my daughter who is elder to him and also in the same boarding school.
They both are strong believers . Please pray for my children


Jack Wellman May 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm

I will pray Vinita. I would imagine this is hard on your son and you and your daughter.


Scott May 22, 2019 at 9:52 am

My finances were slowly improving , but my car was repossessed last Sunday right before church. I cannot make money without my car. I only have a few days left before they auction it off. I don’t need much to get it back and I am asking the my sister or one of my clients gives me the money to restore my car to me. Please pray, OK? And thank you. In covenant with God.


Jack Wellman May 22, 2019 at 10:08 am

I am praying for you Scott my friend.


Angeline June 3, 2019 at 8:20 pm

Oh God I need your intervention right now I am loaded with too many issue that I can not handle.i have a fees to pay at collage, I am sick, I have my 3 children to take of, with out finace,how can I make it.need an instant miracle.


David June 21, 2019 at 3:12 pm

Hi jack
I am believer, but due to lose in my business i am facing depression,anxiety,doubt,grave and depth $10,000+
Above verses helped me but please keep me in your pray to get release . i am lost sheep don’t know what i am doing in age of 36 or why do i exit failed to support my brother and parents now i am burden on them


Jack Wellman June 21, 2019 at 4:07 pm

I am praying for you now David. These things are bleak, but we know God promises to work all things, inlcuding this, to your good (Rom 8:28). How He does it, I have no clue, but then He is God, and I am only a man. Praying my friend. As long as you are drawing breath, God is not finished with you yet. Even if others now serve you, that gives them a blessing so don’t rob others of their blessings by not accepting help. ALL things are God’s anyway (21 Cor 4:7). Not ours.


David June 21, 2019 at 11:10 pm

Hi Jack

Thank you so much for wonderful pray it is a blessing to hear brother from another side of the world praying and spreading the true gospel through the website to those are looking God For Help In Desperate Times

Thank you for the wonderful scripture verses(Rom 8:28) & (2 Cor 4:7)
Our Lord is almighty and he had helped me unlimited numerous time and this will too pass away cause he is with me and within me


Max June 27, 2019 at 11:13 pm

My Friends dad abuses her, it gets so bad that she can’t move, he almost snapped her finger off once, her family can’t do anything about it, I just really need her situation to get better, her mom is trying to get enough money to divorce her dad and move her family somewhere safe. She needs prayers, it’s getting worse, please please please please please please please pray for her. Please God help her, please


Jack Wellman June 28, 2019 at 9:28 am

I would call the police over this matter, otherwsie something worse may happen to your friend. Call them today or it may be too late!


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