Last spring there were two things I felt the Lord place in my spirit for ministry. One was helping Ukrainian refugees and the other was my upcoming book Jesus Understands Trauma. Since that time, my old car broke down beyond repair, I have had three bouts of bronchitis, ER visits, two minor heart procedures to correct heart flutter, pericarditis, and currently mild case of pneumonia.
I have lived with chronic illness for many years. Pain and fatigue are the worst parts, but there is another part that is insidious at times which is isolation. A flare up hits and staying home is a necessity but also means missing other people. This bout of pneumonia caused me to isolate for five days which mixed with lack of sleep can spell trouble.
What is a boy to do? Look to the Lord. Psalm 121:1 says:
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber
Remembering that Jesus has blessed us with fellow Christians is important for me because he works through others. For me it starts by messaging my pastor to let him know what is going on. Confiding in some friends is helpful as well. Jesus created us too be relational. He has given us the body of Christ.
Fellowship with fellow believers is so important. It provides protection spiritually. It is vital to do so because darkness likes to pounce when we are going through a difficult time.
There are also the unexpected little moments that God can bless us through. I watched the recent American Idol episode and was blessed when Lauren Daigle surprised a young singer who was auditioning. The young singer was singing You Say and Lauren Daigle came in a sang with her.
Whether through prayer, reading my bible, fellowship with fellow believers, or in life’s little moments, all day yesterday Alisa Turner’s song Lift My Eyes was in my spirit.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
14 thoughts on “Where Does My Help Come From-Jesus and His People”
Praying for you, my friend. And thank you for sharing this song
Thank you for praying!!! THe song is wonderful
Isolation is no good, that’s for sure. I wish you the best in helping refugees and on your upcoming book 😊
Amen! The Lord continues to open us to the grace of others in our lives. Praying to God to bolster your strength to help free you of recent illness and other help complications.
Thank you for praying!!!
There is no one like the Lord God to heal us, provide refuge, strength, life, and love.
Yes and amen
Praying for you friend! I enjoyed watching the American Idol video you shared!❤️
Thank you little sister 🙂
How are you? Are you sad it has warmed up?
I’m good!! Well it’s cold out at this point so that makes me sad!😅 I like 70-90 degree weather!!!
You can admit it. You love snow haha