“Self help” or so it is called in today’s pop culture is a misnomer. No one is fully capable to help him or herself without the divine help of God. I believe there are certain things that we are able to realize and work toward; however to attain true restoration, one must include The Creator…the one who gives grace for the journey.
God’s grace is sufficient in all circumstances. He is aware of every trail and struggle we face, yet he allows us to struggles knowing the pain and anguish of our suffering. Why would a God who is so loving and compassionate allow his creation to suffer? God in the midst of our suffering and pain grants us a free gift…His grace! His grace to us is unmerited, undeserved, but yet he gives it to those whom he loves.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 The Messenger Bible
7-10 Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me.
What is oppression you from receiving God’s free gift?
What sin do you feel is so grave that God will not forgive you?
Why haven’t you accepted God’s gift of grace?
There is absolutely nothing that is going on in your life that God will not carry you through. The question is not if God’s grace is available, but rather will you accept His free gift of grace? God’s grace does not exempt us from pain and anguish, but it does strengthen us to endure and to go through!