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Sunday, October 7, 2012

October 7: Human Help


“You were foolish to go for human help when you could have had God’s help.” (2 Chronicles 16:9b)

NOTE TO SELF: How often do we run to others for help in our times of need? How often do we, as Joyce Meyer puts it, “Run to the phone instead of the throne”?

We will always end up in a worse spot when we trust others with our life decisions. Should I marry him? Should I take that other job? Should we start a family?

In my early 20’s, I spent a lot of time in counseling in hopes of someone else fixing my broken life. I made one bad mistake after another when it came to men. However, when I was 23, I met the most amazing, wonderful, loving man who treated me with respect, loving kindness and honesty. But I didn’t know how to accept that love and found ways to discredit his loyalty to me. I brought this up to my counselor at the time and her advice for me was to, “Call him right now, right here, while I’m here, and break it off with him.” And I did.

That was a horrible mistake that played out in horrific ways over the next 15 years. I felt I’d never again meet anyone who would treat me so wonderfully. And I punished myself over and over again for listening to that counselor. She altered the course of my life. Fortunately, God stepped in years later and put my feet back on the right track.

When we run for human help, you’ll get human help. But when you run to God for help, you’ll get all of heaven’s help and then some! What’s better: natural help or supernatural help?

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