Thursday, May 10, 2012

"The Source"

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1,2

The Psalmist knew where his help in times of trouble came from-- it came from the Lord. Do you know where your help comes from? Where do you look for help? Do you look for help in the arm of flesh? Do you look to the doctors, the bankers, the government, your friend, your pastor, your employer, or some other person? They are not where our help lies-- it comes from the Lord. Can God use each of these? Yes, He can. In the Bible He used wicked kings, He used a widow to feed a prophet, He used fish as bankers, He used a little boy and his lunch to feed thousands. He can use anything and anyone He chooses to to meet the need. We just don't need to confuse the source with the resource.

God has resources that He can use to meet our need beyond what we can imagine. I have often said that if I can list a million ways God can meet my need, He would always come up with one more that I hadn't thought of. But the resources that He uses is not the source-- He is. We tend to look at the method, the person or the thing He uses as the source.

When I am traveling and pass of field of corn, soy beans, etc. I tend to look at and admire what is growing. But I never think about the one who planted it. Without that farmer, there would not be a field. Are we so focused on the "field" that we forget the One behind the field? Do we forget that there was a source behind it being planted? Without the Lord there would be no resource.

Never forget the Source behind your help. Never look at the resources and forget the One who gives you those resources. Never focus on the provision and forget the Provider. The Psalmist help didn't come from the "hills", it can from the Lord who made the hills.

Have a great day. Don't confuse the Source of your help with the resources that He uses.

For further reading:
Hebrews 13:6
Philippians 4:19
Isaiah 55:8-10

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