Notice and Accept God’s Help

This is adapted from Reader’s Digest, A Quiet Place for the Mind. This is a story where we want to receive help the way we wanted it but most of the time, it’s not the way we expected it to come. The story goes:

 The Mississippi River was flooding its banks and the waters were rising around Clem’s house. The waters had gotten to the level of the front porch where Clem was standing. A man in a rowboat came by and called to Clem, “Hop in and I’ll take you to high ground.”

 Clem replied, “No, my God will save me!”

 The river continued to rise to the second story windows and Clem, looking out, saw a powerboat come up. The man in the powerboat called to Clem, “Hop in and I’ll take you to high ground.”

 Clem replied, “No, my God will save me!”

 The river had now risen to the roof of the house. Clem was sitting on the ridge at the top of the house, with the waters swirling around his feet. He saw a helicopter fly over and the people inside yelled over a bull horn, “Grab the rope and climb in and we’ll take you to high ground.”

 Clem replied, “No, my God will save me!”

 The river continued to rise and finally, it engulfed the house and Clem was drowned. The next thing he knew, Clem was standing before his God. In anger, he asked God, “I put my trust in You. Why have You forsaken me?”

 And his God replied, “What else do you want from me? I sent you a rowboat, a powerboat, and a helicopter!”

 We miss God’s help most of the time simply because we try to tell or dictate to Him how and when He’ll help us in our lives. It doesn’t work that way. We must be sensitive in His way of providing His answers and help and enjoying the ride all throughout the process.

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 To your successful and healthy living,

 Jake De La Cruz

 © 2014 All rights reserved.

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