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Devotional #12 – God’s Help
Trail Life Troop
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Core 2: First Aid-Medical

Devotional #12 – God’s Help

Opening

  • We learned today how to get medical help quickly, now let’s see what the Bible says about getting help.
  • Read, or someone read the Teaching verse. FYI: The memory verse is further down

Psalms 107:19-20 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.

Devotional

Big picture When we call 911, an ambulance comes to help. Even more so, when we call to God, He will help us.

  • Q: Have you ever prayed to God for help? Did He answer your prayer? explain: sometimes His help is delayed based on His perfect timing, and sometimes His help comes differently than what we ask for.
  • Q: What kinds of emergencies should we ask God to help us with? All emergencies, not just medical.
  • The Teaching verse tells us God will answer us when we call on Him in prayer and He will help you.
  • But God is not a heavenly vending machine or magic Genie granting wishes. No! If your reasons for asking Him for help are not good, He may not help you, or help you the way YOU want, but He will listen, and He will comfort you.
  • But in true emergencies, He will answer you and help you. He promises in the Bible to do just that.
  • Last meeting, we talked about non-emergency situations you should call on God for wisdom about. The same idea applies to medical emergencies where you need help. Call on God and He will help you.
  • Q: So, what are some medical emergencies you may need to ask God for help about?
    • Someone gets hurt.
    • Someone is lost/missing person.
    • Someone is dying of old age.
    • Someone was in an accident (car, bike, work, play)
    • Someone broke a bone or got cut.
    • Someone is sick or not feeling well. (cancer)
    • Someone needs a doctor. (get other ideas from the kids)
  • So, all emergencies we should ask God for His help, right? To help us, or to help others.
  • When we ask God to help other people, that is called interceding for others. Interceding means doing something good, taking action, to help others. God loves intercessory prayer—our prayers for others.
  • So, we should pray to God for wisdom and we should pray for medical help. Because: God is the great healer. He is the perfect doctor, the perfect father, all knowing, all loving, all powerful. He can help!

Memory Verse #1:

Ask if anybody knows it yet and can say it? Read it together 2X Consider having a memory verse pamphlet for kids take home.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Topical Questions

  1. If God wants to help and is the perfect Healer, the Great Physician, why don’t more people call on Him?
    James 1:6 says you must also believe and not doubt, or you should not expect to get anything from God. So, you should believe God will help, or He may not help. Your reason for asking for help is important.

  2. What does the Bible mean when it says, “God is life”?
    He brings true life and life to the fullest.

  3. Is there anyone we could pray for today?

Closing Prayer

Dear God, we are so thankful that You are the God who hears us. You, Lord, are the Great Physician, The Great Doctor. You heal our wounds, when we are hurting physically and spiritually. Help us to know what to ask for in emergencies and to believe You will do what You say You will do to help us. We give you praise and worship for who You are. Our Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!

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Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13 (ESV)

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