Help Me to Live Today
God Help Me
God Help Me – Getting Rid of Fear and Anger Each one of us has a particular level at which our emotions overflow and we cry out, “God help me!” We may have just received disappointing results to a medical test or some devastating news from a family member.
Our emotions are a mess! We don’t know if we’re angry, panicked, scared, fearful of the future…we do know that we can’t continue on our own strength. Sometimes these emotions are too much for us to handle and they spill onto others. When first diagnosed with cancer, I was fearful of going blind. I vented anger at my caretakers.
Did you ever notice that fear and anger are siblings? Harsh words are exchanged between individuals, fearing betrayal in their relationships. Fear concerning a medical test generates anger when cancer is confirmed. It doesn’t even matter if the anger/fear is clearly justified…it still continues to ferment.
Destructive fear (worry, panic, suspicion) is generated from anticipation of the unknown. We all to be in control of our circumstances.
(And doesn’t it just make you angrier when you can’t be in control?) But when I compared my minimal human capabilities to that of an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present God, I surrendered my control. Suddenly my fears (and anger) diminished (Psalm 131:1-2).
God Help Me – Finding a Life That’s Worth Living When you cry out, “God help me,” do you believe that there is a more fulfilling life ahead? A relationship with a dedicated and loving Heavenly Father changes your worldview from a temporary to an eternal perspective (2 Corinthians 4:17-18).
The relationship that you develop through knowing God’s Son, Jesus Christ, as your Lord and Savior renews you mentally and physically. You can’t change the world around you until you change your world. We can choose to live in disobedience to God’s plans — living in sin (Romans 3:23).
Or we can ask for forgiveness and thank Jesus Christ for sacrificing His life as payment for our sins. “This includes you who were once so far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions, yet now he has brought you back as his friends.
He has done this through his death on the cross in his own human body. As a result, he has brought you into the very presence of God, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault” (Colossians 1:21-22).
By accepting Jesus as Lord of our lives we are born again — members of God’s family — with the guarantee of eternal life in heaven. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
God Help Me – Making the Right Choice God is eager to help you (Romans 5:6-11). He loves you so much and doesn’t want you to go through this trial alone. All you need to do is believe.
Pray a simple, sincere prayer: “Heavenly Father, I believe Your Son Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sin and was raised from the dead. I confess and ask forgiveness for my sins. Thank You for forgiving me and loving me.Help me to live a new life that pleases You, as a new creation in Christ Jesus. Sustain me through this circumstance. It is bigger than me and I can’t do it without You. In Jesus’ name, amen.” If you decided to become a child of God today, welcome to His family. He will never leave you.
Hebrews 13:5: “For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never forsake you.’”
As a way to grow closer to Him, the Bible tells us to follow up on our commitment.
- Get baptized as commanded by Christ.
- Tell someone else about your new faith in Christ.
- Spend time with God each day. It does not have to be a long period of time. Just develop the daily habit of praying to Him and reading His Word. Ask God to increase your faith and your understanding of the Bible.
- Seek fellowship with other followers of Jesus. Develop a group of believing friends to answer your questions and support you.
- Find a local church where you can worship God.
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WHAT DO YOU THINK? – We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, “Jesus is Lord,” you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.What is your response?
Yes, today I am deciding to follow Jesus
Yes, I am already a follower of Jesus
I still have questions
12 Things You Can Do Today to Live a Better Life Tomorrow — Purpose Fairy
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” ~ Ralph Marston
When they think about changing and improving their lives, a lot of people get overwhelmed. Why? Because they think in terms of weeks, months and years instead of days and moments. Life is made up of days, it’s made up of moments, and if you want to create a better future for yourself, a better tomorrow, you have to make sure that you make TODAY your best day ever!
1. Make an internal commitment to make today your best day ever
Make a commitment to myself,
To make today my best day ever.
To immerse fully in the now and honor all that this moment has to offer.
Starting today, I make a commitment to no longer treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle I need to overcome.
I commit to letting go of what’s behind me and to start appreciating what’s in front of me.
Starting today, I make a commitment to myself to make room in my heart for love, joy, peace, and happiness, and to let nothing and no one disturb my peace of mind.
Starting now, I promise to make the best of each moment, of each interaction and of each experience life sends my way, and to treat today as if it were my last day.
Today is all you have. When tomorrow comes, it will be Today. And if you commit to making Today your best day ever, you will eventually look back and realize that you’ve built a great life. It’s that simple
I am glad you are reading this, because if you are, it means that at least some part of you believes there is a chance you can be helped. I hope you can spare a couple more minutes to read to the end of this page. If you can't, please at least read Surviving today before you go back to looking at ways to kill yourself.
I know what it is to feel there is no hope left. To feel there is nothing worth living for. To not be able to face the rest of your life. I know because I felt it myself, and I am truly sorry you are in that place. It probably means you are past caring about anybody or anything, and don't believe it's possible to change how you feel right now.
Think for a minute. Have you always felt you do right now? The chances are, there were times in your life when you did not. Which means something in your life changed to get you where you are now.
But that also means that something can change to get you away from where you are now. Seriously – life is changing all the time – yours included.
Surely there were other times you felt really low and something happened to make you feel brighter?
People think about committing suicide as a solution to a problem they see no solution to. But here's the thing – even if you don't think there is a solution to your problems right now, that does not mean it does not exist. It just means that you can't see it right now.
What does it take to feel OK?
Leaving aside for now those that are terminally ill, it is probably fair to say that most people who are considering killing themselves due to emotional problems, or intolerable life circumstances, have not always felt that way. People are not born suicidal.
It is probably also fair to say, that for these people, given a choice between feeling great about themselves and life generally, or dying, they would probably choose the former. We all want to feel great and happy. Death only becomes attractive once we lose hope that we can ever feel OK again.
For people that have been struggling with emotional problems for years, perhaps sought and had all types of treatments – from therapy to medications – it is easy to see how they could lose hope that anything will make a difference. I felt that way too. Not only when I was suicidal, but many times since.Many people on this site have issues that have origins years or decades ago. These are tough sons of bitches to shift, and even if they are shifting, those shifts can be so small it is hard to notice them. So what can help?
I am re-writing this page 4½ years after the site was started. I write it with the benefit of email and feedback from the millions that have visited the website. I believe there are common themes of what people need to live (over and above physical health, a subsistence wage, food, heat, light etc.):
- Emotional connection. The suicidal often feel alone. They may have a partner, a family, friends, but they still feel alone. Because having people around us does not mean we are connected to them. So what is this elusive connection? Being seen for how we truly are – all our bad stuff, and being accepted and loved despite it all. Our desire to feel love is strong, yet can be quite unconscious. Of course, most of us are far too ashamed of how we feel to let anyone else see it, me included. And in that shame we hide who we really are, or parts of us anyway. Even if we are with people, they don't see the “real” us – we see that part as unlovable. So who we really are never connects with anyone else, and thus we are isolated – desperately needing connection, too ashamed to make connection.
- Physical connection. This could be sex (as part of our genetic programming to reproduce, or simply for pleasure), or be something much simpler. The need to be held, touched, hugged, stroked. Studies on monkeys showed massive detrimental effects on those that had no touch from others, and humans are no different – we need touch.
- Support. In today's world people have become more insular. It is easier to conduct a life from home in front of a PC. People don't rely on each other anymore – we are fiercely independent. People can't fall back on a community, a support structure. This can be especially true for those who are not part of a close family. That may be because their family are no longer living or spread over a wide geographical area, or because they simply aren't close to their parents or siblings.
We need this support desperately. So we have people to fall back on when times are tough. People that can hold us in that space. People we can be ourselves with. People we can really talk to. And people we can have a laugh with, do things with, discuss things with. People that can help us.
Sometimes all the therapy and medications in the world just won't work if people can't feel part of a group.
What constitutes a group is not set in stone – does not need to be a big group, but there is something about multiple people interacting that can be much stronger than just being with people one-on-one.
- Purpose. Everyone needs a reason to get bed in the morning. It might be to look after a family, to earn money for that family, to help friends, to overcome a challenge, to help those in need. There are lots of reasons, but we all need one. Theoretically, I have lots of reasons, but in my darkest moments there are only two I can fall back on. A promise I made to my sister not to kill myself (at least whilst she is still alive!), and one I made to myself to support my best friend during his poor health. Those can make me soldier on even when I don't really want to.
If a magic wand could be waved and you had these four things right now, the chances of you srill feeling suicidal would be quite small. Even if you had a major physical or situational issue in your life.
So is it possible to get these four things? Well, they aren't the most impossible things in life. They are available to pretty much anyone.
The question is, whether you believe it enough to make some effort on getting them. Maybe committing suicide seems easy by comparison.
But of course, if what we really want is to feel OK, happy, loving and loved, then death is not an option to achieve those.
So I write this on new year's eve 2009. In the next month, and every month thereafter, over 16 million people will do a Google search on the word suicide. Yes, 16 million, so trust me, you are not alone feeling you do.
In the next 12 months the World Health Organisation (see Suicide statistics) estimates well over 20 million people will actually try and commit suicide. Over 1 million will succeed. A good chunk of the others will end up in hospital, in pain.
Possibly with permanent health issues. brain damage.
It would be nice if big emotional problems had simple fixes, but that is rarely the case. As with all big problems though, the road to overcoming them starts with small steps. On this site, that step is to read Surviving today, so please do.