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This is the only picture we took on our recent trip to Washington DC that I haven't shown you. Of course it is not a picture of something too exciting, you know, like a monument or flowers or even a prominent building. However, at the time, I told Daddy J to take it because it was kind of humorous. I mean really, who uses tape to hold their car together. Daddy J's comment to me was, "That screams no insurance." In that moment we had a few giggles but the blogger in me made my mind explore.
A few days after the trip, I was looking back at all of the pictures and came across this one again. My giggles slowed and I just thought, "How often do we try to fix things on our own, without the proper tools, or directions, or maybe without even asking for help."
There are many times in life where things come up and we try to juggle solutions on our own. Because we want a solution on our time or we think we know what is best, we try to fix our issues. However, we should never try to tackle these burdens alone. Come on guys (and gals too), face it - sometimes we just need to cry out for help. We need to make sure the absolute best solution is put into place. It is okay to cry out to God. He wants to help us.
In 2 Chronicles 14, Asa was the ruler over Judah at this time. In the midst of trouble when Zerah (the Ethiopian) came out to battle against Judah, Asa had this prayer:
"And Asa cried to the Lord his God, 'O Lord, there is none like you to help, between the mighty and the weak. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this multitude. O Lord, you are our God; let not man prevail against you.'" 2 Chronicles 14:11
After reading further, you will find that God does step in to help and He was able to defeat the Ethiopians. He is our helper - whether the problem is as small as healing you from your common cold or as big as providing a miracle to a family member who may be in the final stages of cancer.
I don't know what the person's situation was regarding the tape on the car - maybe they were just waiting for a body shop to have the time to work on it. However, whatever the case may have been, I am kinda glad I saw it. It has really made me stop to think about what I do when I need help. I will leave you with Psalm 121.
"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. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore." Psalm 121:1-8