A Word About Help

A Word About Help

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Psalm 46:1

Recent events in my life have gotten me thinking about the help that comes our way when needed. It comes from varying directions and sources, ranging from family, friends, medical professionals, inspirational readings and meditations, and more. Some that can go unrecognized are provided from a desk and computer in an insurance claim processing place somewhere. Just because I had a bad gall bladder, a whole army of help jumped into action on my behalf. I cannot overstate my gratitude to each one. It’s humbling for a guy about whom one hospital nurse scoldingly observed, “I can tell you’re a guy who wants to do things by yourself. Now, let’s get you back in that bed and remind you to use that call button, please.” I was being selfishly inconsiderate of their fall risk protocols. Which brings to mind another verse.

“Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and he will lift you up.”

James 4:10

God, I thank you for the help today. And, I pray for those whose circumstances make it seem less visible. May your attendence to their need be very present and recognizable. Lord, hear my prayer.


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