The Lord's Help

Driving home from work listening to Praise DC 104.1 is my daily routine. How I love that inspirational station! I have heard Erica Campbell’s song “Help” featuring Lecrae numerous times. This particular Friday this song spoke deeply to my heart. It had been a long week. Lately, I have been feeling extremely tired. My mind, body, and soul was already calling out for HELP. Have you ever felt like you couldn’t take anymore? I pulled on side of the road only 5 minutes away from home and kept listening. My heart started to cry out to him…LORD I NEED YOUR HELP. 

There were so many thoughts running through my head. The 5 W’s and How where my main thoughts. Life can be overwhelming. My life consists of the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How? I’m sure everyone has to deal with at least one of the 5 W’s and How at some point in the day.

I got myself together and got back on the road. When I arrived home. I just sat in my car and thought deeply to myself. I started to think about James 1:2-4 which says, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” 

It all hit me at once. I was having faith failure. I was letting the enemy's attacks on my mind, body, and soul forget what the Lord had promised me. He would never leave or forsake me.
I was not Superwoman, but I did know the Lord. He is my strength when I am weak. He has always been by my side. Psalms 121:5 says, “The LORD is thy keeper; the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.” He is my light in my darkest hour.
I needed to slow down. I needed to listen to him, I had been so busy, I forgot to take time out and just listen. He was trying to help me, but I was not listening. He slowed me down on that Friday. He put Erica Campbell’s song “Help” on that station, told me to pull over and listen. The Lord knew he could speak to my heart at that time.

In times of need, call out to the Lord. He is always there.
Psalms 62:8 says, “Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.”

He was my refuge that day. He showed me that I needed to take one step at a time. I know everyone says take one step at a time, but it is true and it works.
I am not Superwoman, but I can do my best, take one step at a time.
He will guide me; every second, every minute, and every hour.

He is always speaking to us; we are the ones not listening.
Let the Lord help you.

It is amazing what He can tell you!

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About the Author :

Angell Gray is known for her old soul. She likes spreading the word of Christ to family, friends, and anyone who will listen. She is currently studying Criminal Justice at the College of Southern Maryland. In her spare time she likes listening to the humbling waves of the Chesapeake Bay. Writing for Whole Magazine is a dream that has come true for her. Encouraging others is what she lives for.