Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
I lift up my eyes to the hills–
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
(Psalms 121:1-2 (NIV))
Where do you turn to when you are in need of help?
Perhaps I should simply ask, “Where do you turn?”
People are strange when it comes to where they place there trust, where they turn in times of trouble and where they turn in times of joy.
For many people, they have different answers to each option. Some will turn to a best friend, some will turn to alcohol or drugs, and some will simply turn inward. Some people will turn to the same thing no matter what the circumstances. It is the very heart of these people that causes them to seek comfort in a single solution. They will turn to it when they are seeking trust. They will turn to it when they are in trouble, and they will turn to it in times of joy. Alcohol is a good example of this kind of comfort and help.
Have you stopped to think that there is another single source that is there no matter what you may face. This source of comfort will never let you down. It will never turn on you. It will never leave you lonely.
It is a strong person of faith who turns to the Lord in all instances. Many people will turn to the Lord only in times of trouble trying to make a deal. They are the very same people who ignore the Lord when things are good. God is not a magic genii who is there only for your troubles and hard times. He is there for all times – good, bad and in-between.
Think about that for a moment while I ask another question or two.
I want you to think of your best friend. Have they ever abandoned you in times of trouble? Have they been there to help you rejoice when things are good?
A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
(Proverbs 18:24 (NIV))
There is someone who will always be there. He will always help. He will always rejoice. He will always guide, and He will always love.
Isn’t it time to seek the Lord and His help?
Copyright 1998 – 2015 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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