The Beatles released their fifth album Help on 6th August, 1965. The featured song begins with the lyrics (Help!) I need somebody (Help!) Not just anybody (Help!) You know I need someone help! More than fifty years later, these words can relate to anyone who is in trouble. When circumstances appear to be spiritually related, individuals may choose to cry out to God in prayer, “heaven help me.”
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand, Isaiah 41:10.
The Old Testament prophet
Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life, Psalm 54:4.
The saying heaven help me is an idiom. Typically, this expression is used to acknowledge that you are or could potentially be in trouble. In 1988 artist Deon Estus released the song Heaven Help Me. The lyrics refer to a man struggling to know what to say, asking God for wisdom so he doesn’t ruin the relationship of his dreams. Country singer Gretchen Wilson takes a difference approach to heaven help me, asking God for divine intervention while wrestling with temptation. Regardless of who you are or where you are in life, everyone will reach a point of desperation where only God can fix your situation. In times of despair, don’t be afraid to ask for God’s help.
by Jay Mankus