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My Help Cometh From The Lord

Evang. Tom Gilliam

In this day of so much help needed by so many people, we have to stop and be reminded of where help comes from. There are so many avenues of help.  So many different organizations that could and sometimes do come to the aid of many people in a time of need. But overall, at best, this help is only a temporary fix. There will come a time when we will need maybe the same type of help and then again maybe something entirely different.

Recently I was reminded of where real help comes from. Psalm 121:2 says, “My help cometh from the LORD which made heaven and earth.” Regardless of the need, ultimately all help comes from the LORD. While musing on this verse I was reminded of several things. “My… implies that this ‘help’ is specifically for me. Our LORD is fully aware of what I need.  While others around may not be sensitive to my need, He is.  This …help… is aid that would completely surround me. Oh my, what a comfort that will bring to our souls. This ‘help’ comes from the …LORD…, the self existent one. The One who needs no help but is ALL HELP. I have many loved ones and friends that I feel sure would be willing to help in a time of need.  But at best their help would only be temporary. This ‘help’ would come from the one who made …heaven and earth.”  When I look around and am reminded of His magnificent creation I am assured that He can give ALL HELP. 

There is a sobering thought about this help. Proverbs 1:23-33 reminds us of that one who will not listen to God’s reproof, calling, and counsel. They set it at nought. God tells us that in our day of calamity He will laugh and mock at our fear. (Vs. 26)  I want to be very careful to be obedient. No one likes to be laughed at and I certainly would not like to hear the laughter of God in my time of need. He does go on to tell us that if we hearken to Him then we ‘…shall dwell safelyand be quiet from fear of evil’. (Vs. 33) This is the response that I would want from the LORD who made heaven and earth.

James 1:22-25 warns us about being a casual observer of the word. He tells us that we shall be blessed if we ‘…looketh into…continueth therein…a doer…’ of this perfect law of liberty that God has chosen to give to us.  My desire is to take observant looks into God’s Word and become all the He desires me to be so that when my time of trouble comes I can be assured that “My help cometh from the LORD...”  May this be your desire as well.    

Until next month,

Evangelist Tom Gilliam

On The Road
January and February have been months of travel and rest.  We are so glad that God plans our schedule. We have had great times of blessings.  We thank the people of Grace Memorial Baptist, Calvary Baptist, Antioch Baptist, Pleasant Grove Baptist, and Pine Ridge Baptist.  We are at Mt. Ephraim Baptist and experiencing  the goodness of God here. 

The remainder of the month will find us at Rock Cut Baptist and then on to Temple Baptist. If you should desire to know of the location of these churches or any other you can go to the website and click on the online calendar

Thank you so much for your continued love and support for this ministry.   

Upcoming Dates

FEB 19-20 a.m. : Conley, GA
Rock Cut Baptist Church, Pastor Doug Ledford

FEB 27-MAR 2 : Temple, GA
Temple Baptist Church, Pastor Corky Addison

MAR 6-9 : Marion, NC
Pinnacle Baptist Church, Pastor Ronald McKinney

MAR 13 a.m. : Hiram, GA
East Hiram Baptist Church, Pastor Ricky Bice

MAR 14-17 : Myrtle, MS
Camp Zion, Pastor Earl Farley

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