Draw near to God and he will draw near to you - James 4:8
No one would deny that it requires effort to create and maintain relationships with friends and family. One person’s effort is not enough; there must be mutual action or else the relationship fizzles away.
A relationship with God is no different. It’s easy to wonder when God will show up in our life, its hard to make daily habits devoted to seeking God.
“God helps those who help themselves” is one of the most quoted Bible sounding phrases that is not in the Bible. In fact, the truth is that God helps those who cannot help themselves. We do not need to fix ourselves. God wants to help everyone, but He can only help those who ask for His help.
O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me! - Psalm 71:12