Who ever said that the phrase, 'God helps those who help themselves' is the truth? If it's Biblical please show me where it is in the Bible! I've been in many situations, unable to help myself, but through prayer, God has shown me His mercy and grace to see me through. God is full of love, compassion, forgiveness, mercy and grace. All anyone needs to do is to come humbly before Him, repent of your sin (believing in the finished work of His Son Jesus on the cross) thereby becoming a child of God. He will then work in your life, changing that which needs to be changed and pour out His blessings upon you. Your Heavenly Father rightly seeks your love, adoration and obedience.