Are You In Need of Help?
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. —Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)
Unforeseen circumstances – the car accident, the breakdown, the bounced check, the diagnosis, the call from the principal … there are a thousand ways your day can become unsettled.
When you find yourself facing a burden larger than you can bear, I am here to help you. Turn to me. Seek my direction. Stop for a moment and listen for my voice. Don’t let your circumstances put you in a tailspin. Remember that I can assist with anything you need.
I have been there for you all along, through every trial and hardship, whether you’ve known it or not. I am your ever-present help in time of need. I am your comforter, your refuge, and your strength. When you have a need, turn to me.
When you choose to seek me even in the hardest situations, your focus will shift, bringing light to the darkness, strength to your weakness, and comfort to your soul. Wouldn’t you rather focus on the one who will lift you from the darkness than the darkness itself?
Next time you are in need of help, just breathe these words: “God, be with me.”
3 for 3:
1 – Read Psalm 121. Pick a verse that stands out to you and write it down (in your prayer journal if you have one). Make note of why this verse was important to you.
2 – This week work to memorize Psalm 46:10: “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’” What does it mean to be still? How can you practice stillness in your walk with God?
3 – A Prayer: Father, when trouble comes, it seems to hurry me along its path. Instead of seeking you, I rush around blinded by my circumstances. I know there is a better way to handle things. Help me to learn to reach out to you. Help me to have the courage to stop and look to you. God, be with me and guide my steps today. In your name I pray. Amen.