We All Need God's Help


Objects:  A calculator

Theme:  God is our help in time of trouble

Scripture:  God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Psalm 46: 1

I thought that today we might have a little math lesson.  Since I know that most of you have already started to school, I know that you have studied math.  I am going to give you a problem and if  you know the answer, raise your hand.

1 + 1 =___ (call on someone to answer)  Great, here's another one.

2 + 2 =___ (call on someone to answer)  Oh, these are too easy.  Try this one:

2 x 2= ___ (call on someone to answer)  That's great!  You guys are smart!

3 x 4= ___ (call on someone to answer)  Good job!  Now here's another one.

27 x 9= ___ (probably no hands will go up)

Well, I guess you need a little help with that one!  (Take out your calculator)  Let's see, 27 x 9 = 243.  That was a pretty difficult problem, so we had to have a little help from the calculator.  There is nothing wrong with that.  We all need help sometimes.

Every day we face problems in our life.  Some of them are easy problems like "What shall I wear to school today?" or "Should I have Fruit Loops or Apple Jacks for breakfast?"  But sooner or later, we will have a problem that we just don't know how to solve.  We will need help.  Isn't it good to know that God is always there to help us solve those problems.  The Bible tells us that God is always there to help us in times of trouble.  All we have to do is pray and He will give us the answer. 

Lord, thank you for helping us in time of trouble.  Help us to remember that we can always turn to you in times of trouble.  Amen