This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Psalm 121:1-2 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about when God sends us help.

As this is holy week, we are walking Christ’s path to Calvary. On his walk, we know that Jesus carried his cross. Yet there was a point when a man named Simon, who came from the city of Cyrene, was forced to help Jesus carry his cross.

Although we’re all familiar with the story of Simon helping Jesus, we often forget that Simon didn’t have much of a choice in the matter. All of the Scriptural accounts show that he was forced, so it is likely that the only reason he helped Jesus was that he feared for his own life.

However, I recently began to look at this passage from a different perspective. In this story, we see that we never know who God will choose to aid us. It could be a willing spirit, or it could be an unwilling spirit. Nonetheless, God has sent them to help us through a difficult time. It might not be perfect, but it is to get us to the next phase on our journey.

We also know that Jesus had fallen a few times on his way to Calvary. Yet God doesn’t put more on His children than they can bear. Therefore, when He sends aid, we shouldn’t judge it because it’s not the help we were envisioning. We should honor it because it is there to serve a purpose for a season.

As we hold onto that, let us remember these words: “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, make good use of the help God sends your way.