“My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:2, KJV
In the evening of life when the body grows increasingly frail and daily routines become more challenging, David reminds us that our help comes from God. In the darkest of times, when those we count on let us down, and life seems harder than it ought to be, David reminds us that our help comes from God. When the economy is bad and sleep and jobs are both lost and rare; and when we are not quiet sure how we are going to find money for the next tank of gas, David reminds us that our help comes from God.
So as life throws you strike balls and your swings count you out, remember that God wants you to learn a most valuable lesson, without God we can’t hit the ball. When we step up to life’s plate, grip the bat, and eye the coming pitch, we are most certain to strike out; unless, we realize that our help comes from the Creator who has granted us abilities, talents, and time. Only God knows the number of days you will hold these precious gifts or how long they will last. For some, they finish like an ice-cream cone on a hot summer day.
God has granted you this moment, the capacity to read, to think, to praise. Pause and give Him praise for allowing you to be. Recognize that without Him, you are powerless to reach your goals and dreams. Acknowledge that if God chooses to help you in what you are doing, and He always helps those who are doing His will, you can do great and mighty works. Count your many blessings and give thanks to Christ today, your help comes from him.