“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.” Psalm 118:8-9.

Have you ever been involved in a conversation that suddenly turned into an uncomfortable situation because someone was asking you to tell them what God’s will was for their lives or how to fix their problems? If you answered “yes,” there is a good possibility you live around live people. The flip side to this is there are times we are the ones looking to our friends, and sometimes even perfect strangers, to give us direction or the solution to our problems. We talk to friends and read magazines, internet articles, and self-help books, and for what? Help from the helpless? Jesus said, “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?” Luke 6:39.

If we are looking to men to know God’s will or find help, we’re looking to the blind for vision. We need to be reminded daily of what the psalmist wrote “…For the help of man is useless.” Psalm 108:12. So why is it that most of us seem to go to the Lord as our “last hope” instead of going to Him in boldness at the first sign we have lost our way or that trouble is brewing on the horizon? Why do we seek His direction from a multitude of counselors who do not know Him? Maybe we think He is too busy for us, or that we’re not worth His time. Maybe we think He will not answer us when we call on Him? None of that is true! The writer of the book of Hebrews tells us to “…come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16. Think about that for a moment…God wants to help us. To Him, we are priceless. He died for all our sins.

The problem might be that we are the ones who are too busy: busy looking everywhere else for help and direction, and not to the God who loves us or to His Living Word. Look up, Christian! Look up! He is our help! He is our hope! “I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2.