Jesus, Help

This article was written by an English teacher. It was not written or produced by any particular religious group or denomination. It is provided free of charge as an expression of God’s love for mankind. 

Mayday! Mayday!


Have you ever asked someone to help you? Maybe you needed help moving a heavy piece of furniture, or perhaps you were looking for someone to repair the leaky faucet in your kitchen. Whether we like to admit it or not, there are times when we could all use a helping hand. 


Think of a pilot who uses the “Mayday!” signal. There are times when we feel as if we are on a plane that is running low on fuel and losing altitude. Life may seem to be spiraling out of control. It is in these moments that we need more than a helping hand. We need divine intervention. In these moments of desperation, we need to cry out, “Jesus, help.”


Life in the Balance


On January 2, 1982, a premature baby girl entered this world in the midst of what seemed like a hopeless situation. The doctors focused on doing what they could for her mother, who was having complications from labor and delivery. This little girl had no chance of living a happy, normal life. She was born without a heartbeat. The doctors gave up hope for the little girl’s survival.

A Prayer Answered


Still, this baby’s parents did not give up hope. They knew God was faithful. Struggling to cope with the situation, they did not rely on some eloquent prayer written with formal language. They did not call on the doctors. They called on Jesus Christ. They simply prayed, “Jesus, help.”


As her parents prayed, the little girl began to cough like a small kitten. The doctors were amazed, yet some of them said she may have limited cognitive ability, even if she did survive. Her parents did not care. They wanted her to live regardless of the challenges she might face.


At the tender age of seven days old, this premature baby had heart surgery. Even so, her parents continued to pray, having faith God would heal her body and make her whole. After spending many weeks in Shands Neonatal Center in Gainesville, Florida, the parents of this baby girl were finally able to bring her home.


Now, at the age of thirty-seven years old, she has since completed six years of college with honors, earning a 4.0 GPA on her Master of Science degree in English education. Obviously, the doctors were wrong. God had His hand on this little baby from the very moment she was born. Jesus heard her parent’s cries for help and He answered them.


My name is Jennifer Campbell. That little baby girl was me. I was born lifeless. God raised me up and gave me life. I can tell you with full assurance that God still performs miracles. I thank Him every day for what He has done for me. He is the reason I am alive today. Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” The same One who worked a miracle in my life will do the same for you. He will never change, nor will His love for you and me.


Have Faith


If we have faith as small as a mustard seed, we can command mountains to move (Matt. 17:20). My parents had great faith. In spite of their vast knowledge of the human body, the medical world determined I would not live. With humble faith, my parents called on Jesus to help them in their time of need. He heard their desperate cry for help and answered their prayers.


When I was born, my mom and dad did not offer up a ceremonious prayer. They did not gather an army of pastors or deacons. There was no music played. Instead, two people humbly prayed, “Jesus, help.”


God does not require pomp and circumstance. He only requires childlike faith. Whatever you are going through, Jesus wants to help you. No situation can place you beyond the reach of Jesus Christ. He can heal the sick, mend broken hearts, and restore shattered lives. He is the friend who will always be closer than a brother (Prov. 18:24). Put your trust in Jesus today. Reach out for the hem of His garment!


Jesus Christ loves you more than you could ever truly imagine. Call on the name of Jesus Christ. Ask Him for help. He will help you, just as He helped me the day I was born. He continues to help me every day of my life.


Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” He will always be with you through every trial you face in life, calming your fears and reminding you that everything will be okay. Whenever you need help, call on the name of the Lord. Jesus will answer your cry for help.


The Gift of Eternal Life


Put your trust in Jesus Christ. Jesus will cleanse your sins and fill you with peace that passes all understanding. Today is the day of salvation (2 Cor. 6:2). Romans 10:9 says, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”


Jesus loves you unconditionally. First John 3:16 tells us, “This is how we know what love is: Christ gave His life for us.” Jesus died to save you. He rose again and wants to give you eternal life. If you are looking for everlasting hope, a constant friend and help in times of trouble, pray these words:


Dear Jesus,


Thank you for loving me unconditionally. I believe you died on the cross and rose again. Please forgive me of my sins. Come into my heart and make me a new creation. I want to live for You. Help me share Your love with others.


In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


If you prayed this prayer, I encourage you to read the Bible, find a church family who can encourage you in your new walk with Christ, and most importantly, pray for God to help you.


May God bless you always,

Jennifer Campbell

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