Who is your source of help?
Help is a doing word.
And it can be defined simply as ” making it easier or possible for (someone) to do something by offering them one’s services or resources”.
As human beings, sometimes our instant reaction when a problem arises is to find a solution. It doesn’t matter how long it takes or how hard it is to find, most of us strive to find it ourselves. Even when we know that we could easily reach out and ask for help and find the solution quicker. Now, sometimes it’s good to be independent. It’s good to push yourself and challenge yourself. For the reason that, in doing this you grow and evolve. Nonetheless, sometimes we shy away from asking for help because of pride or denial. Pride in the sense that asking for help is admitting that there is a shortage in our “services” and “resources” and we may consider this to be a representation of our weakness. Or, we might be in denial because we don’t want to acknowledge that we need help.
Now, I want to focus on the aspect of denial and its relation to our relationship with God. Sometimes, just sometimes we think we know what’s good for us. But the reality is, God knows what’s best for us. And the definition of help reinforces this fact. Due to the fact that, to help someone means to make it “easier” or “possible” for someone to do something. With the help of God, life is easier because he goes before you, he protects you, he encourages you, he guides you, he gives you strength in moments of weakness, he encourages you when you feel useless and helpless, but not only that. Things that we cannot do by ourselves, things that are classified as impossible can become possible through the help of God.
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26
Aside from the help of God making things “easier” and “possible” for us. His help also includes the provision of his “services” and “resources”. Now lets be real. We call God, God for a reason right? In order for him to be God, he has to be bigger, greater and more powerful than us. Therefore, in order for him to be bigger, greater and more powerful. He must possess much more “services” and “resources” than we can even wish to obtain. (To my philosophers that is simple deductive reasoning right!) Alongside this, the biggest difference between human beings and God is the fact that our ability is limited but God’s ability cannot even be quantified. As a result, it is only right for us to turn to God for help because we could turn to our friends and family but they will also run out of services and resources. So, isn’t it best to save time and go straight to God? Unless its not urgent, then go ahead and go round in circles just know you that you will return right back to the source (God).
This is honestly a note to self and a note to you. Life can be really hard. And its hard because it’s unpredictable. You can never predict what will happen next and that can be terrifying. After reflecting on my life, I realised that I keep falling into the habit of trying to fix things myself. Rather than turning to God. And this is illogical. For the reason that, because God is the only one that knows EVERYTHING. I’m here trying to find solutions and get to this destination with gaps in my knowledge and understanding. Whereas, God literally knows the full picture. He knows exactly how my life is going to pan out. Otherwise we wouldn’t call him omniscient (all-knowing). However, instead of me going to him, consulting him about decisions I’m about to make or steps I’m about to take. I do it in my own strength and in my limited understanding. This then results in me doing the wrong thing, feeling down about it, seeking for advise from friends and family who also have limited understanding, possibly making the same mistakes again and then eventually turning back to God!
My point is, our source of help should be God. He is the one that will make life “easier”, things “possible” and provide us with unlimited “services” and “resources”. Don’t be deceived, you don’t know more than God. You may know what’s good for you. But he knows what’s best for you. So turn to God for help and let all your help come from him because he knows best. Just ask him and he will be there and help you achieve your full potential. The potential he gave you.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” – Philippians 4:6
And I would like to end this post with this song that has honestly reminded me of this beautiful reality. The fact that God is where my help should come from, all I need to do is ask.
It won’t work
Lord I need
Need your help
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