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26 Feb 07
I've heard this phrase often. But I know its NOT in the bible. I do NOT believe that at all. God actually helps those who cant help themselves. Those who are humble and realize this and ask Jesus in their heart cause they cant help themselves. "We love Him because He first loved us."-1 John 4:19 So God loves and helps those who are helpless. If you think you can just help yourself then you dont realize you need God. God loves everyone OF COURSE and thats not what I am saying. God wont help those who dont need help though. Jesus said He came for the losts sheep. I doubt if you arent lost you would think you needed someone to help find you.
26 Feb 07
This is not found in the Bible, which is God's revealed Word. Actually, it would be more true to say that God helps those who place their trust in Him and NOT in themselves or their own efforts. When I ask God for help (which is very frequently) I put the whole matter in His capable hands and depend on His undertaking for me.