Read: Hebrews 4:9-16
During World War II, the British Isles represented the last line of resistance against the sweep of Nazi oppression in Europe. Under relentless attack and on the verge of collapse, Britain lacked the resources to see the conflict through to victory. Therefore, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill went on BBC radio and appealed to the world: “Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.” He knew that without help from outside, they could not withstand the German assault they were facing.
Life is like that. Many times, we are inadequate for the troubles which life throws at us, and we need help from outside of ourselves. As members of the body of Christ, that help can come at times from our Christian brothers and sisters (Rom. 12:10-13). But ultimately, we seek help from our heavenly Father. The great news is that our God has invited us to come confidently before Him. Heb. 4:16 says, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
During such times, our greatest resource and tool is prayer, for it brings us into the very presence of God. And we are sure to find His mercy and grace, and the help we need in His presence. Do not let prayer be your last resort in time of need; make it your first.