Day 20 – Help!

2020 VISION | Day 20 | Help!

“Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed. 

I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you;

I will uphold you with My victorious right hand”

(Isaiah 41:10, TLB).

With six grandchildren – Caleb, Noah, Allie, Callie, Lydia, & Symeon – there is not a day that goes by that I do not realize that they can’t make it without someone helping them. That was never more obvious to me than on a warm summer day this past summer. I was swimming with Callie (3 years of age) in the shallow end of their pool. She is barely tall enough to stand on her tiptoes and keep her head above water. On this particular day as she had gained confidence in swimming back and forth from one person to another, she turned and headed to the deep end. Out loud I said, “Where does she think she’s going?” Without hesitation, she stopped, stood on her tiptoes, and with her face barely above water she said, “I tink (think) I’m going to the deep end.” She then turned and headed for deep waters. I followed close behind. Within seconds she began to struggle. I swam up beside her and held her up with my right hand. There is a great lesson here to be learned by God’s children. At times we feel over confident and find ourselves in deep waters of temptation, bitterness, fear, loneliness, anger, thinking we can handle things on our own. Don’t be ashamed to cry out for help. David said, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord”(Psalm 121:1-2, KJV). You are never beyond His reach. Just as a mother hears the cries of her baby, His ear is always turned toward you. What a privilege to know that we are children of God. John said, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God”(I John 3:1, KJV). Rest in His love and don’t forget to cry out for His help when you find yourself in deep waters. He will Hear and Help!

Prayer: Dear Father, I thank you for loving me and for being near me today. Forgive me for thinking that I could ever do anything without Your help. I rest today in the strength of Your victorious right hand.