Thought For Today

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Admitting You Need Help

Have you ever thought of how nice it would be to float away into the sky?  Sometimes I have thought that it would be so wonderful to drift away when difficult situations seemed overwhelming.  Looking down at the world and its challanges from afar, not really being a part of everything, viewing problems only as a spectator.
But then I realize that it would not solve the challenge before me, it would only delay what I am facing no matter where I went.

Watching a little child, you might have seen them struggle, "Self can do it!"  and not want your help.  But, you patiently wait for them to try a sometimes overwhelming task and you can't interfere until they admit that they need your assistance.  Like the gentle parent, God waits patiently for us to reach up to him for help.
 I have come to realize at those times that God is always there to help me, and so I call on him (sometimes reluctantly) to help me.  I need, at times, to remind myself that I am his child, and like a child, I need to admit that I need his help to see a way through my troubles.

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.