Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Useless help

Give us help from trouble, For the help of man is useless.  - Psalm 108v12

Where do we go for help? What do we do in times of trouble? Hopefully we all generally look to the Lord for help in time of trouble. That just makes sense for God’s children, if we need help we call on our Father.

Of course we also seek help from our friends and associates. We seek help from our pastors and other mentors. There is nothing wrong with that, the Bible tells us that there is safety in a multitude of counsellors.

The problem arises when we look at the help itself. Just because we seek help from godly people does not mean that the advice is always going to be godly. There are times when man’s advice might seem more practical or applicable than God’s advice.

But God’s word is perfect. He is always right. His help is always the right help. Man may give the most ‘logical’ advice, but unless it is based on God’s help then it is indeed, as the psalmist said – useless.

Is those days of trouble there is only one way out – God’s help. Everything else is going to be useless at best. 

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