Day 93

Today’s Reading – Judges Chapters 10-12

Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble!” But the Israelites said to the LORD, “We have sinned. Do with us whatever you think best, but please rescue us now.” Then they got rid of the foreign gods among them and served the LORD. And he could bear Israel’s misery no longer.  Judges 10:14-16

“I don’t need any help”

“I can do it myself”

These famous words are often followed by these words, “Help! I’m stuck!”

It seems this is the same pattern the Israelites find themselves in.  They are sure they can do better on their own.  Then when they can’t: they cry out to God for help.

I love God’s response. It is a response every parent has used at one time another, “You don’t need my help. You can do it yourself.”

What I love about God is He doesn’t leave us in our state of misery, but gives us a way out.  So when we acknowledge our errors, God is there to rescue us.

Need help?  Stuck in place …

Try calling Jesus, but be prepared with your own response …

Tomorrow’s Reading – Judges Chapters 13-15


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s