Friday, January 11, 2013

where help comes from



Life is full of ups and downs, celebrations and sad times, weddings, births and funerals.  Everyone goes through some difficult things in life, but the question is how will we do with such times?  When you need help, who do you go to or where do you look for it?

I look up to the mountains- does my help come from there?  My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!  He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.

Each day presents itself with the obstacles that I have to deal with.  The last two days I have watched God work in some people’s lives in tremendous ways.  Watching and experiencing people follow God really is amazing and inspiring.  Yet there are also those times when you lose someone close to you, and their death is not expected.  Much pain comes from their death as well.

I experienced both of those things yesterday through the lives of people close to me.  Both have been to the Lord for help and wisdom.  Both know the joy of following Jesus as well as the pain that comes with living life.

In every one of those places we need the help of God.  We need to know that personally, and we can and must help others find their help in God.  We cannot make people go to God, but we can through our encouragement, our testimony and our life help people seek God.  People all around us are looking.  They are looking for help and wisdom, for direction or peace, for strength or learning.  God holds all of those things.

The promises of God are as true today as they were when they were given.  Have you found that to be true?  If you have, share your journey with others.  Where all are people looking for help?  There are many, many answers to that question, but God has the best and only answers. 

I have found that in God there is peace that can’t come from anywhere else.  In the middle of pain, God can and will give you peace.  In the middle of praise or celebration, God will give you peace.  In life, all of life, God will give you peace.  But that peace only comes from God as we look to Him and seek Him.  I desire to have that peace and help others find that peace.

What does my help come from?  It only comes from God!

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