Letting God help us

Does self-reliance rule out seeking God's help?

A knock at the door one evening brought my wife and me face to face with a young woman who was lost. She was visiting friends in our area and went out for a walk until well after sunset. Her friends weren't home, so she couldn't call them for directions.

Without making unnecessary apologies for any inconvenience she might be causing us (which she wasn't), she asked for assistance. By retracing her steps we were able to find her friend's house. She was glad to get back, and I was reminded of the benefits of allowing ourselves to be helped.

The promise of God's constant care is very reassuring to anyone who needs to feel His help. The Bible voices the divine message "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness" (Isa. 41:10).

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Valuing our prayer
July 12, 1993

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