“My help comes from the Lord; the maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:2).
Where my help comes from: The Lord.
Where my help does not come from: Social media. Pinterest. Self help books. Parenting books. Coffee. Sugar. Google. “Experts.” A good workout. Self care. Netflix. Christian celebrities/personalities—yes, even the really “popular” ones. Well meaning friends. Popular opinion. Ourselves.
We probably all find ourselves running to one of more of these things when we need some help to relieve stress, improve our mood, or figure out what we should do. But, if we’re running to them first, then we have a problem. For there is only One who holds the distinction of being our ultimate help, strength, wisdom, peace, and hope. And that is God.
But do we go to Him FIRST? Or is He, often, our very LAST resort?
Today, let’s not be women who choose to consult all and sundry about our problems, our fears, and our concerns before we take it to the throne room of Heaven. Let’s instead draw our wisdom from His Word, walk in His ways and rely on His Truth.
Let’s not be women who try to fix our situations ourselves, thinking if only we try harder, be better, find a solution that might work then things will turn out okay. The truth is, we will never be enough, but God is—and so, we surrender it all to Him.
Let’s not be women who deny ourselves the help we so desperately crave because of our misplaced pride and self-inflated egos. Let’s, instead, recognize our own limitations and acknowledge our deep, life-long need for grace—and for a Savior.
The beautiful thing, lovely ones? He is already waiting to meet us right where we are—with tender mercy and incomprehensible grace—ready to provide the help that we need. If only we go to Him FIRST.