Our Rock

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by Sherry Chamblee

I have the hardest time asking anyone for help.

I look back on my past up to this point, and I see so many places where I felt overwhelmed, unable to cope on my own, scared and afraid and alone. And I look now objectively at where I stood in relationship to other people, and there were so many shoulders I could have cried upon, so many people I could have called and talked with. Even if they didn’t have all the answers, I could have talked it out. But I didn’t.

Why?

I actually don’t know why, except I have this independent streak that seems to run my life. I’d rather do it all myself, by myself, even if I get it wrong a hundred times rather than have someone else come in and help me.

That’s terrible.

I shouldn’t be that way. I know this. My relationships would have been stronger if I’d asked for help. I look back at all the people who’ve come to me for emotional support, all the people who have asked for my advice, and I feel closer to those people because of it. I could have had the same sort of bonding relationships going the other way, but I’ve failed in that regard.

I wonder if that’s how God sees His children.

We would rather turn to ourselves, or our friends here, or a bottle, or a drug, or a website… instead of asking for God’s aid, we turn to everything and everyone else around us for support. If we’d only turn to Him, our relationship with God would be stronger, our view of things closer to His, our ability to go and help others around us developed into something worth giving out.

Because yes, sometimes we do need to turn to the people around us for support.

But if we never turn to God? Never trust that He has the answer? Never acknowledge that He’s there for us and wants to help us and be our God?

Then our relationship with Him will be weak and anemic.

Turn to God.

Psalm 18:2 (KJV)

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

About the Author:

Sherry Chamblee

Sherry grew up in various cities around northern and central California. This gave her all sorts of stories that sat and festered in her brain, waiting to be let loose. She eventually went to college in Wisconsin, where she met her equally frenetic husband, Rich. They have six (yes, count them) children, two dogs and a cat, and currently reside in a madhouse in the southern California area. As a family, they enjoy being active in their local church. Sherry spends her time writing when not caring for Granny, the kids, the dogs, the cat and any number of strays in the neighborhood.

Sherry Chamblee can be found at http://www.sherrychamblee.weebly.com Or check out her books at http://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Chamblee/e/B00BA06RJ2/

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