How You Need Help

I have a friend who, whenever you call her phone, asks, “How can I help you?” I thought it was so unusual, but eventually, I loved that question. She positioned herself to help. She wasn’t a chatterbox, a gossiper, or someone who just needed to talk on the phone. She got right to the point: How can I help you? 

I think of her this morning when I read Psalm 30. I love how David writes this astonishing statement about God: “I called to you for help and you healed me.”

I called to you for help and you healed me.

I think about God as our “ever-present help in time of need” (Psalm 46:1). But then I remember the phone call to my friend. I remember that I always said, “I’m good. I don’t need anything!” I rarely, if ever, took her up on her offer to help.

I picture God positioning Himself as my Helper. Can you believe it? What would you say if Jesus said to you, “How can I help you today? Really! I’m here. I really am. And I am here to help you in whatever way you need.”

I take out my journal and cry for help. It might be in parenting, marriage, health, work, friendships—every area of life needs that infusion of holy help from God. And how would life change if I walked into this day with God as my Helper?

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