Best Verse: Psalm 54:4 “Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul.”


Have you ever had a big chore to do and just needed a little help?  Boy, I have. My wife and I moved a few years ago and did it ourselves.  Most of the stuff we could move ourselves, but there were a few items that we just could not handle.  One piece, in particular, had to go upstairs.  I enlisted my son and some of his buddies to help.  Thank the Lord for strong backs.

God knows we can’t do it alone. He never expected us to.  He is our helper.  And He is also our sustainer.  He not only helps, but He stays with us.  He keeps our soul safe.  He protects and guards us.  That’s what I call a trusted friend.


Does your little Susie have a close friend, a BFF?  My daughter has about a dozen BFF’s.  A “Best Friend Forever” will stick with you.  I am sure your child has one or two of those.  If not, they will.  They are the kind of friend who will stick with them through thick and thin.  

But as good as that friend is, they can’t always be there.  That’s the lesson for today.  Teach your child that God will ALWAYS be there.  He is there to help them navigate those difficult times.  He is the One who strengthens them when they get weary. But, just like their BFF, they have to spend time with Him to get to know Him.  Show them how to do that through a consistent quiet time and prayer.

Are you doing that?  You can’t teach what you aren’t living.  You can fake it for a while, but your lack of quality time with your Lord will reveal itself in your daily walk.  Your children will see that.  Instead, come to the Helper.  Come to the Sustainer.  He is waiting.

Helper and Sustainer, I need You in my life.  I need to spend time with You, so I can know You better.  I thank You that You are always with me.


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