Ask the Lord God for help

“My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:2) 

It is nice to have helpful people around you, for example, parents who care for you, friends who want to help you, or a neighbor who is there for you. That help is valuable. But reality is not always all positive. Sometimes people let you down. Or they can’t help you with your problem, no matter how much they would like to. Psalm 118:8, therefore, concludes, “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” For the Lord never abandons His children. Nor does He ever stand by helplessly immune to our suffering. 

Even though God does not always act as we would expect or desire, we can trust Him to use His wisdom and power for good. He promises in Psalm 50:15, “Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” This is not an empty promise; the Bible gives numerous examples from history where God has actually helped people in need. 

Help from people and help from the Lord God need not be mutually exclusive. It is good to gratefully accept the support others offer us. But in the end, we must trust God. He never disappoints!

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