Looking For Help

I have been lying on the couch all day.

Psalm 59:1-17

Reference: “I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Arise to help me; look on my plight!” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭59:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: As I write this post I am lying on the couch. I have been lying on the couch all day.

This morning my mum folded my washing and changed my son’s nappy. This afternoon my mother-in-law made me lunch and did my ironing.

And I just lie on the couch!

It’s not because I am incredibly lazy, but because I have a broken ankle. Simple tasks like carrying my child or putting clothes in the washing machine have become almost impossible. And so, I have to rely on the incredible people around me to help.

The whole experience has been very humbling. I’m usually so independent, but at the moment I can’t go through the day without someone else helping me.

Application: When David was in dire straits he called out to God to help him. He was so out of his depth that he had nowhere else to turn and no one to rely on.

It wasn’t that he was lazy, but his circumstances had led to him being attacked and cornered. Psalm 59 was his call out to God for help.

David was good at humbling himself before God. He often found himself in tricky situations and he’d call out to God for help.

I’m not a big one for sitting back and waiting for someone else to do a task I could complete. But I’m also not good at asking for help when I need it.

God is there for us and wants us to come to Him and rely on Him above all else. May we remember His power and majesty and not be afraid to call to Him for all our needs.

Prayer: Lord, You are our ultimate advocate and helper. May we not rely on our own strength but look to You for all we need. Amen.

What do you need to hand over to God today?

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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.