Psa. 67:5,6 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us.
I think sometimes we may have a strange idea of praying to the Lord for help. We ask Him for all sorts of things, everything from strength to provision or deliverance from our troubles. What we often fail to see is that God Himself is the answer. He is our strength, He is our provision, and He is our victory. The disciples needed power to reach the world with the overwhelming great commission, they had no idea until Pentecost that God Himself would be there power. Abraham was wondering and asking for provision when he was asked to offer Isaac on the altar, He didn’t know that Jehovah Jireh was the provision as the ram in the bush. Paul faced enemies and challenges everywhere he went while preaching the gospel, suddenly he realized that God Himself was his victory. Just like he said, ” He always leads us in triumph.” Charles Spurgeon teaches how Christ Himself is our all in the following quote.
“Learn the divine skill of making God all things to thee. He can supply thee with all, or, better still, he can be to thee instead of all. Let me urge thee, then, to make use of thy God. Make use of him in prayer. Go to him often, because he is thy God. O, wilt thou fail to use so great a privilege? Fly to him, tell him all thy wants. Use him constantly by faith at all times. If some dark providence has beclouded thee, use thy God as a sun; if some strong enemy has beset thee, find in Jehovah a shield, for he is a sun and shield to his people. If thou hast lost thy way in the mazes of life, use him as a guide, for he will direct thee. Whatever thou art, and wherever thou art, remember God is just what thou wantest, and just where thou wantest, and that he can do all thou wantest.”
So maybe seeking answers and help isn’t the best way to approach God. Look to Him as the help you need. Seek Him and worship Him and you may find all the answers you need.
Psa. 91:15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.