When you look for help, where do you look? Who do you look to? Is there someone you know you can trust to provide good advice or come to your aid when needed? Do you find yourself in need and have no one to turn to? There is One who is always available.
We all need help from time-to-time. Perhaps we are in need of advice for a major or minor decision. We might need physical help with lifting, moving, or rearranging things. We could be in need of someone to vent our frustration to.
There are numerous reasons we need help. In fact, no one can survive for long in this world totally on their own. We may have seen movies of a mountain man living on his own, building a log cabin in a remote area of the mountains. That can only happen in the movies. Have you ever wondered how a person can lift those logs without help? Have you attempted to lift a log? Even the movies will eventually show some interaction with someone else.
We rely on others every day for a wide variety of reasons. If you think not, stop, think, and identify the last time you didn’t interact with someone else for an entire day. What was that day like? Were you wishing you had someone there with you? While you are thinking about that, think through a typical day and identify every time you asked a question, worked side-by-side with someone on a task, or helped someone else.
As we come to the realization that we need others in our lives, we also need to realize that we need God in our lives. We need to rely on Him to provide us the help we need. He may provide that through others or through His Spirit. How do we access God’s help?
We access His help through prayer. It’s not that God doesn’t know what we need, but He wants us to ask Him. As parent, I can understand that. You see, we sometimes do this with our kids. We know they need help. We know they can’t complete a task without help. Yet, we want to teach them to ask for it. God does the same with us. He is ready, willing, and able to provide the help we need. We simply need to ask.
I pray we all go to God for help. I pray we lean on Him each day and in all situations. I pray each one of us will spend time in conversation, in prayer with God to ask for His help. Spend time in prayer. Lean on God for help. Trust God to provide. Be in constant conversation with God.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.