Where help comes from

In the final analysis, help comes from God. No matter how hard we try to find it elsewhere, sooner or later we are driven back to discover God as the real source of true help. This may not be an easy lesson to learn. But it's one that makes a significant difference in how effectively we deal with life's challenges.

Most people who love God acknowledge—at least in theory—that He is where solutions will be found. But in practice it's easy for the emphasis on finding answers to rest just on human effort. And unless we're alert, those efforts more and more may be built around the assumption that the essence of help actually comes from people. If we want a raise, we talk it over with our supervisor; if the lawn mower won't start, we may call our next-door neighbor who knows a little more about mechanics; if we've borne the brunt of someone's antagonism, we often turn to a friend who understands our point of view.

April 29, 1985

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