Help of the Helpless

Crown Point at Columbia River Gorge, Oregon  

My help comes from the LORD, who made the heavens and the earth.
PSALM 121:2 NLT 

Your desperate search reflects your anxiety.
     Hurting, you go on an intense quest for relief.
     At the end of your resources, you look high and low for assistance.
     Where on earth can you find a reason for optimism?
     Where will you turn when your strength is depleted?
     Will majestic mountain ranges be of any help?

My divine solution reveals the answer.
     Transcendent, I made the heavens—I surely can help you.
          I keep track of stars I whispered into being—I do the same for saints.
     Immanent, I made earth—I certainly can encourage you.
          I am nearer than hands and feet—I am closer than your breathing.
     Omnipotent, I made the mountains—I can help you climb them.
          Live fearlessly, persevering in the strength of Christ.

My dependable sleeplessness keeps Me awake.
     I never doze off or fall asleep on the job of guarding you from evil.
          You are never unsafe on My watch!
     Like a sentry guarding the ramparts of a fortification,
          I shield your emotions and thoughts day and night.
     Hold My hand—I will keep you from stumbling into Satan’s traps.
          Focus on your Invisible Means of Support until glory dawns.

My defensive shelter is your assurance.
     My promise is an unlimited liability clause, ensuring a bright future.
     I direct traffic patterns of the galaxies—I guide your life.
     I designed all the planets—I made you the unique person you are.
     I engineered the universe—I work behind the scenes shaping you.
     Technology can invent gadgets, but it cannot comfort your heart.
          Philosophy can grapple with life’s meaning, but it cannot give it.
          Science can describe physical laws, but it cannot create them.
     Rely on My faithful love, and you can rejoice in all circumstances.
          Seek My changeless heart, and you will find rest for your soul.
          Give Me the credit due, and you will enjoy a contented heart.
     Looking for help? Look no further—I am All You Ever Really Need in life.               
                          
                                                  
                                       
(c) Pastor Johnny R. Almond
                                   Day 241, Gentle Whispers from Eternity 









Author: Johnny Almond

Johnny R. Almond earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and a Diploma in Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge. After pastoring churches for a decade, he served the Air Force as a military chaplain in worldwide assignments. After retiring from the military in 2000, he began serving as pastor in Virginia. He currently serves as pastor of Hull's Memorial Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He and his wife, Beverly, have four sons, three grandsons, and three granddaughters.

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