My car battery in my Honda Element 2003 which has about 250,000 miles on it used to die a lot. Not good since I have been on the road for Jesus and ministry for over 3 years now. I got used to asking people if they had jumper cables and to help start my car! I also got used to asking people for personal help over the years given how broken I was for decades and how emotionally messed up I was and how many fiery battles and big struggles I faced. Then I learned something about human “jumper cables”. Something I am compelled to share with you now.
Just as I ran around frenzied looking for people to jump start my car so I could get going where I wanted and needed to go, I would race around looking for people to help “jump start” my life and help me get where I wanted and needed to go in life.
Many people lovingly, kindly, mercifully, generously, and sacrificially tried to help me, but my human battery would get only very slightly and temporarily charged before I would find myself broken down all over again.
Know what I learned? Jesus’ followers are called by God to love, pray for, encourage, help, and support one another, and this is a beautiful blessing the Lord gives us through one another.
But the most important and only 100% perfect and lasting love, rest, compassion, comfort, encouragement, help, support, healing, freedom, deliverance, hope, wisdom, strength, power, direction, mercy, sacrifice, provision, peace, protection, etc. we can find is from the Lord Jesus Christ, a personal forever relationship with Him, His Holy Spirit, and the Bible!
Be thankful most assuredly for the human help God gives you through others, and be fully yielded to the Lord to be used by Him to love, help, encourage, and bless others. But be sure the #1 person and place you go to when you are broken, weary, hurting, lost, struggling, exhausted, overwhelmed, worried, stressed out, down and out, feeling depleted, discouraged, and/or in any kind of need of help at all is the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible!
Father, please help us all to love and help one another in your name for your glory, but may you be our absolute #1 person and place we come to when we are in need. Thank you that your help is the very best of all! Thank you that through faith in you and devotion to you that you are there for us 24-7. Thank you that you give us what no human being can. Help us not to put our expectations in humans and expect them to be perfect and then be bitter and hurt and angry when they in their humanness let us down. Help us to put our hope and confidence, trust and expectation in you, dear Father! Thank you that we who believe in you can come to you day and night as our loving blessed Father, oh Lord! Thank you, thank you, AMEN!
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”” Matthew 11:28-30
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:3-5