“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped.” Psalm 28:7. The idea of self-help is popular because it supports the notion that we are in control. But guess what? We’re not. Eventually something happens that reminds us how out-of-control life is, and no self-help book can help us make it right. Thankfully, Christians are not in the business of self-help. Quite the opposite! Being a Christian requires that we admit our helplessness and acknowledge our total dependence on God.