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10.23.2020 Pastor's Note | Lord, help!

Lord, you have been our help,

generation after generation.

(Psalm 90:1)

Good Day Family,

Lord, Help!

One thing I love about the Psalms is that you can find virtually every type of prayer within them. I also love how the Psalmist reminds God (and ultimately the people of God) of who God is. Here, we hear the Psalmist remembering that God has been our help. What does that mean…to have God as help?

A helper assists us when needed. A helper is concerned about you. A helper acts when asked and when not asked, because a helper notices what is needed even when nothing has been said. Often, we don’t know what to pray for or about, but God knows our needs and concerns.

And, God is faithful. “Generation after generation,” the Psalmist notes. This is not a new thing. This is in the nature of God, who walks alongside us as well as our ancestors and descendants. We can trust in God’s long view even if we do not see our hopes and dreams realized in our lifetimes. The generation who was liberated from Egypt didn’t enter the Promised Land, but their progeny did. The generations who waited for a Messiah for centuries didn’t have the opportunity to walk with Jesus on the earth, but their descendants did.

Testimony is so important as a record of what God has done in our lives as well as a reminder of what God can do. What are some of the blessings and even miracles in your history that you can share with someone else to encourage them during these challenging times?

Grateful for our Help,

Be well,

Pastor Cheryl

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