Thursday, February 8, 2018

God Helps


I think we've all heard the saying, "God helps those who help themselves." 

It is not in the Bible. I don't think it's even true.

God helps those who said the wrong thing.
God helps those who don't know it was Him.
God helps those who did it. And those who didn't.
God helps you.
God helps me.

God helps the person who ran the red light.
Have you ever been the one who ran the red light?
God will help the person who hurt you
And He will help you.

God helps the person who made the mistake.
God helps the person who did it on purpose.


Your gracious love, Lord, reaches to the heavens; 
your truth extends to the skies. Psalm 36:5-12


22 comments:

  1. I have always heard that saying, too, Sandi. I do think that we have to do the footwork on the path God lays out before us.
    Have a wonderful Thursday. xo Diana

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  2. The Bible teaches the opposite. God helps the helpless! Isaiah 25:4 declares, "For You have been a defense for the helpless, a defense for the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat..." Source: https://www.gotquestions.org/God-help-themselves.html

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  3. I've heard that saying too, and I agree with you, it's all wrong. God helps His children who are in need, He helps His children who call on Him in times of trouble and He helps His children in their daily walk ~ wherever their walk takes them.

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  4. TRUE! Glorious! Thank You Sandi (that was the bottom of a white blossom on my post - not a mushroom ;)

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  5. A proverb from Europe: God gives you, but He does not put in your luggage what he gives you. ;)

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  6. Sandi, I believe that God helps those who ask persistently.
    Blessed weekend :)

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  7. Oh MY I love this!!!! You wrote it? It is so TRUE and so beautiful! I run our church Prayer and Info Line. May I use this?? I would say it on the phone and also send it out on e-mail to our members. Blessings.

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    1. Yes! By all means.
      I wrote it this morning.


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  8. Sandi, it's so beautiful and insightful. I agree with everything you wrote with all my heart and soul.
    God bless you!

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  9. Yes, it is a minion. I guess it would only work in a kid's room.

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    1. :) I love the minions. I would hang it up!

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  10. Yes, wonderful words, God Bless you!

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  11. So nice to know that God is always there to help us all no matter what.
    Wonderful post.

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  12. Yes, God helps us all...even when we run a red light and didn't mean to, and thankfully no one hit anyone!! Praise God for that...and then I pray for the ability to stop in time... Yes, So thankful for God's abiding presence and help in time of need and beyond!!!

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  13. Excellent reminders. You are right that that saying is not in the Bible. Wonder where it originated? Found this on-line: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_helps_those_who_help_themselves

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    1. Probably someone who wanted to think they were better than someone else.... ;-) oh, hahha, I sound bitter. Hehe

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  14. It is wonderful to know that God is always there for us.

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  15. Beautiful inspiration, and beautiful Psalm!! Love all the words and images in your recent posts and how they reach to heaven and bring light to our hearts:))

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  16. One of my favorite posts of yours, Sandi. : )

    ~Sheri

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  17. mystery behind this kind of help is obvious

    his help is TEST ,pass or fail it is up to us
    yes he helps all but who gets the victory ?

    one who use this help to chose right direction

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