Breaking tradition

Help will Surely Come

Spring is finally here. I decided it was time to do something about dead flowers and dying grasses on my lawn. I really have not paid attention to them since we moved into the street about a year ago. It was a Friday so as I drove to get mulch, flowers and all the tools I needed. I did get lots of the items and was, very pleased, as I drove home. This was going to be easy, I thought, as my wife had volunteered to work with me in taking off the old mulch and planting the new flowers.  We agreed to start the next day been Saturday when I get back from my usual Saturday soccer game.
sleepingAs I sat in the car driving back from my soccer workout game, I knew I had made a bad choice by going to the game when I had a tiresome task waiting at home. I was tired and really weak from the game. All I wanted to do now is just hit the bed after shower. Well, I have help. My wife will assist me and we will finish in no time. Or so I thought. She had to take care of some very important errands that came up and was not home.

Sometimes, our plans and ability to accomplish our goals and realize our dreams are dashed by circumstances we can’t control?

Now I will have to deal with all the work by myself. After all I am a tough and hardworking man and no exhaustion can stop my ability to accomplish this task I had scheduled for completion today. With this though, I set out to work. That confidence disappeared ten minutes into the about two and a half hour job. On the other hand, I found out I did not have all the tools I needed. This is getting tougher than I had anticipated.

Interestingly, my neighbor, who was also working on his lawn, had been observing me since I pulled into the driveway. ‘Hey David everything ok?’ He asked. ‘Not really’ I answered. ‘I am tired. But I still got a lot to do. Perhaps I need to go get more tools ’.

handcloundsGod will always give us what we need when we need it. He can help us when no one else can.

Immediately, he walked up to me, looked at all the tools I had and requested I give him a minute as he turned and walked away. I looked up and saw he had provided all the tools I needed. I thanked him and was able to quickly take out all the mulch. Then came the moment of truth, moving the mulch from where I had piled them to the disposal. I was pulling the bags of old mulch in little bags for quite a distance from my lawn. My good neighbor showed up, again, with a bigger stronger industrial disposal bag. We placed it on the floor and piled lots of the little bags of old mulch, on it and he helped me pull them to the disposal. He not only helped me with the tools I needed but also helped me when I could not handle some tough tasks to enable me finish my project.

desertmanWhen you get to a point when you don’t think you can go any further, always remember the Lord is always there to give you what you need to make it through your most challenging times.

You can’t always stop storms from coming. As a result you may, sometimes, encounter tough times or hardships and may become discouraged, and feel like giving up fight to succeed in the battles of life. However, always remember that God has promised in the book of Isaiah 43 verse 2 saying “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Keep going on in your journey even though it may seem as if the challenges and demands of life are going to get the best of you. Help will surely come. Invite God, in the midst of the storm, to watch over you as you walk, work or wait until it passes.

 

14 Comments

  • Thank you for the powerful,driving force words of encouragement.Uplifting words absorbed.

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  • Great piece.

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  • DD,
    Everyone of us would need help at one point or the other, some more so than others, Your piece brings into reality, our constant need to tap into the realm of the spirit, our source of HELP. Everything in manifestation on earth is contructed through divine Orchestration. Your spirit mind desired help, God’s spirit spoke to your neighbor, the manifestation is what you highlighted. Imagine the help we would always get if we are constantly plugged into God’s heart, purpose and will. Thanks for sharing and inspiring a closer walk with Abba Father.

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    • You are right. What a privilege we have in seeking help from a Living God.

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  • Surely, help will come. The Lord has promised and He will never fail. Thanks for the vitamins for the journey. Remain blessed.

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    • You are welcome sir. Thanks for reading it sir.

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  • Comforting, consoling and an apt reminder the Lord is always with us whether we want to believe it or not.

    Thank you.

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    • Lola, yes indeed. He is faithful to the end.

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  • One vital lesson from ds piece is dat God just like the good neighbour is always available to help. He is a very present help in times of need. Our humility to ask is what makes us attract help. Little wonder the song writer says “what needless pain we bear all because we do not take it to the Lord in prayers. Thank u Dimas for allowing God bless us through u one more time.

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    • Pastor George, thank you for visiting and blessing us too. He is indeed like the good neighbor.

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  • Isaiah 41:10 Fear not; for I am with thee be not dismayed for I am thy God I will strengthen thee yea I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
    We serve a God that is alway willing to help up at all times, not matter how little the challenge or situation is interested in it.

    thanks bro

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    • Thanks Richard. He is faithful to d end

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