The Help I Need

This morning [Saturday] I had a 4-hour RTV [real time virtual] class. This means I was fully engaged with my students for 4 hours. Being all in mentally, emotionally and physically can be draining to say the least. At the end of the class, I was spent. Though I loved every minute of it, I just needed a minute to do nothing but breathe. These are the moments that force us to come face to face with our limitations. The moments we draw our strength from a source bigger than ourselves. I get all the help I need when plugged into Christ. When I acknowledge where I fall short – when I reach the end of me. I find Him to be all sufficient.

‘Where my help comes from’.

A while back a presenter shared this prayer at a rather refreshing and encouraging professional development session for teachers. I had to snap a shot of it. Although we all laughed, many of us know the depth of truth that lies in this somewhat funny prayer. We can’t give what we don’t have. Life becomes less meaningful when we run on empty. We give best when we do so from an overflow. I get my fill from the One who has a limitless supply – He lacks nothing. Deeper than the ocean and higher than the heavens; He is more than enough. He is the help I need.

This season maybe you are called on to give much. You feel like you’re on a desert road. One you didn’t opt for. Life is hard – sometimes it seems unfair. An ongoing health challenge, tired as a caregiver, an overwhelming teaching assignment, parenting a difficult child, a complicated season in a marriage, facing a divorce, or a tough financial situation. There are days it looks like you are handed a Herculean task – some moments appear more brutal than others. You have chosen to stay, to show up and give even in weariness. Be encouraged – If you’ve been tasked with it, you’re graced for it. You are not alone. Don’t do this in your own strength. The help you need is available. Just ask God. Give Him your weakness – He will give you His strength. I found out I wasn’t meant to be a superwoman. I am meant to be me. The divine enablement comes from Him as He equips me to do what I was called to do. The burden to be all and do all wasn’t given to us by God. At times it comes from an unhealthy expectations of ourselves and others. When all is said and done He alone gets the glory. All of my help comes from the Lord.

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him. [Psalm 28:7]

Published by Restored Heart

An educator, author, a mom, friend, and a girl who loves that Her heavenly Father loves doing life with her. Passionate about introducing others to the Christ who heals hearts among other things....

5 thoughts on “The Help I Need

  1. Lovely post. You wrote about not being superwoman, just being yourself. Years back I had to realize this truth. I became very sick from too much stress and work, not enough rest. Today, I have many things I to do, but I still take time to pray and be energized by the One who loves me and created me. Giving me strength and direction for each day.

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