I was ministering to our men in Church the other day, and I began to share with them about the demands that an average male is faced with. Expectations are high, responsibilities are calling and there are pressures both from within and without. I told them; “you need help to function effectively as a man, or any other person for that matter.”

“From the end of the earth will I cry unto you, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (Psalms 61:2). Life can be overwhelming, particularly when we have not located ourselves in God and in His presence. This particular year has been eventful for everyone and the world at large.

It is normal for people to be overwhelmed with lots of stuff as we move gradually to the end of the year. But you need to do what David did; cry out to God! Someone has rightly said that, “if you don’t know what to do, you should know where to go.” For a lot of people, they go to the wrong places looking for help.

There are times when the people you think are well positioned enough to help you need help themselves. This is why you must know how to turn to God from whom you would get definite direction as to what to do. I love the sincerity of the King of Israel when he said; “…If the LORD does not help you, where shall I help you? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?” (2 Kings 6:27).

If the Lord does not help you, no man can help you. The earlier you realize this the better. God is the One who helps and does not need help, the people you are running to also need help. God is the inexhaustible One; He is omnipotent. He has the capacity to contain your pressures and sort out your confusions.

God supplies you help by leading you to the rock that is higher than you. He takes you higher in understanding and supplies you the right perspective. Where you are determines what you see. The higher you climb the clearer the view and the easier it is to see the provisions of God (Genesis 22:14). This season, climb higher in intimacy with God and you would stay on top of life’s demands. You will succeed!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria