My Help Comes from the Lord

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I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
 My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.Psalm 121:1-2


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I often feel as though I could use my own personal assistant—someone to reply to emails, sort through paperwork, and stand by me no matter what unexpected events come my way. I’m sure you have felt this way on a hectic school day. But even when volunteers or friends do offer to help, I sometimes have trouble letting go of those responsibilities. It’s hard to relinquish control! We love to dictate our lives, schedules, and classrooms. But where do we turn when it becomes more than we can handle?

Our days can easily begin to feel overwhelming as the tasks of the day, month, and school year begin to pile up. Maybe the tasks themselves aren’t overwhelming, but the large quantity and time-sensitive deadlines are getting to you. We feel alone as we struggle to manage it all. We turn inward to fulfill our wants and needs, wanting to be our own god. When God doesn’t give us immediate answers, we doubt His presence and hand over our lives.

God promises to be your keeper and helper. He provides us with the Scriptures as our guide and comfort. God will fight for you. This doesn’t mean that our lives will be unaffected by sin and the devil. We will surely be tempted and presented with sufferings. However, God promises to keep us safe from evil. He is the solution and fulfillment to all your desires and needs. God did more than just lend us a helping hand. He handed over His only Son as a sacrifice for your sin. Jesus has already won the victory over death and the devil. While we live in a sin-stricken world, God continues to fight for you every single day because you are His precious creation whom He loves.

Rejoice! Your help comes from the Lord! When the day begins to feel too overwhelming, remember your Baptism. Make the sign of the cross and know that you are never alone. Not only has God placed others in your life to be in relationship with you and support you, but He has grabbed hold of you and promised to never let you go.



How can you remind yourself and your students of the Lord’s guiding hand in our everyday life?


Gracious Father, You have guided Your people from the beginning of time as You protected them from wicked leaders and evil disasters. Help us to trust in Your Word as our source of help and guidance. Protect us and bless our work this day. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Thank you! A great way to begin my day.