Daily Devotional – 10/2/15 “Don’t miss your help!”

It’s Friday and someone is still trying to figure this thang out. Yea, you thought about staging your own intervention on Wednesday but then the enemy stepped in with his blessings and you started smiling again. Oh but when you rolled over this morning, quickly realizing that you’re right back where you were; you needing to save yourself. Isn’t it something how you feel bad after the mistake but not during it? Isn’t it something how you say you’ll never do it again until it calls? Isn’t it amazing how you say you aren’t angry until you realize you’re yelling and your fists are balled up? Isn’t it something to realize you need help but it’s only after you’re by yourself? But why does it take that? Why does it take us, Saints of God, to hit the bottom before we ask for help? Why do we have to wait until we are about to pass out from starvation to accept the meal someone is offering? Why is it that as men and women of God, we are afraid to ask for the help we so desperately need?

Baby, if you have to worry about the folk around you talking about you, in your time of need; you need some more folk to hang around. If you can’t call on some folk to pray you out of some stuff, you need to reevaluate your circle. If you are concerned with how you’ll look if you happen to need encouragement instead of being the encourager, you may want to check the folk you call friends. Let me explain it this way … When you go to rehab, you are sent to a place with other folk who are trying to overcome an addiction just like you. This is because it helps to have folk around who are going through what you are or they’ve been through what you’re going through in order for you all to help one another. What the sense of going to get help from someone who don’t know about your circumstance? This is the same for somebody reading this. Stop trying to get help from folk who don’t understand your dilemma, they can’t help you. You need to be around some folk who understand and it doesn’t matter who you are or what your title is because to them you’re just friend. Don’t miss your help!

“The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17”

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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