Summary: Only as you recognize your need for help will you seek help.
1. PERSONAL DECISION
1. Big Problem
2. Bad Position
a. Wrong Side of the Mountain
b. Wrong End of the Mountain
1. Of Victory – “I will lift up mine eyes”
a. Pick up one’s spirits
b. Prepare to press on
2. Of Vision – “unto the hills”
a. No Disaster –
greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world
b. No Denial – Still there and still BIG
1. not resignation but anticipation!!!!!
Jr. & Bubba go to truck driving school
final test instruct asks question require quick
Mt. 30% grade & brakes fail – easy down shift
gears lock up – look for sand
no sand 200’ from bottom & train
reach in back & wake up Bubba! Why?
Bubba ain’t never seen a wreck like this …
2. PROFOUND QUESTION from where comes my help
1. Recognized His Necessity of Help
a. Power was not enough
b. Provision was not enough
c. Person was not enough
2. Recognized the Nature of His Help
a. Outside of his own personal resources
b. On the way now!
a. Elijah sent his servant 7 times “size of a man’s hand”
Jeremiah 3:23 (KJV)
Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.
3. POWERFUL ANSWER
A. Person Who Answers
1. YHWH – I Am
2. Your help is only as strong as your helper
Isaiah 40:28-29 (KJV)
Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength.
Isaiah 41:13 (KJV)
For I the LORD thy God will hold your right hand, saying unto you, Fear not; I will help you.
Hebrews 13:6 (KJV)
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
B. Promises He Makes
1. Help Me
a. Presence “shade” shadow = nearness
b. Protection ‘shade” = covering protection
2. Keep Me
a. pay special attention to
b. hold close for protection
c. know and regard that which is precious to you
3. Preserve Me 7-8