He collapsed on the floor at home
Reference: I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? (Psalm 121:1 NIV)
Explore: A 70 year old friend of mine recently had a bad turn in his health. He collapsed on the floor at home and his wife quickly called the ambulance.
Usually our emergency service are quick to respond, however, my friend lives quite a long way out of the city. It took 45 minutes for paramedics to arrive.
I can imagine this felt like a lifetime for my friend, and especially for his wife. She told me that after ten minutes waiting she thought she heard a car pull up in the driveway but was so disappointed when she looked outside and it was empty.
Application: There are numerous times in our lives when we find ourselves in need of help. God did not create us to live alone, but to work together in community.
However, because as humans we are fallen, there are times when other people let us down. They fall short of our need and we are still left wanting help.
As I mentioned, God made us to live in community but He is also the only One who will never let us down. We can always look to Him for what we need.
We may look for help in many different places, just like the psalmist in Psalm 121 suggests, but our greatest help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for watching over our comings and goings, both now and forevermore. Amen.
Where do you go when you need help?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.