Where Does My Help Come From?

view from Lookout trail in Algonquin Park

Lookout Trail, Algonquin Park, Ontario


“I look up to the mountains—
    does my help come from there?
 My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth!

 He will not let you stumble;
    the one who watches over you will not slumber.”

Psalm 121:1-3, NLT


It’s another Five Minute Friday, and today’s prompt is “help”.

The first thing that comes to mind is an old chorus we used to sing in church using the words from this familiar passage of Scripture.

“My help comes from the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth.”

In every part of life, we need help. We need help in the good times and the bad.

In the good times, we need a vision, a purpose, a reason for living. I need to be saved from myself at times, by one who is bigger and wiser than me.

In bad times, I need help to have the strength, wisdom, perseverance, and sometimes comfort to get through the situation at hand. In those times, if I accept God’s help, I will come out stronger and more like him.

We also have a purpose to help one another, and to accept help from those who love and care for us.


“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? …” 

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, NLT

We were not made to live this life alone; we were created to live in community with others and to live in communion with God.

That’s where my help comes from.


I’m linking up today with other like-minded bloggers at Five Minute Friday. Join with me there to read a variety of free-writing posts on the theme of “help”.






9 replies
  1. Nichole
    Nichole says:

    I love what you said about accepting help from others…sometimes that can be really hard to do! Thanks for your insight. I’m glad I was your FMF neighbor today!

    • Ann Guinn
      Ann Guinn says:

      I’m glad you were my neighbor too, Nichole. Thanks for reading, and I’ll be checking out your blog, too. 🙂

  2. Sue Pouliot
    Sue Pouliot says:

    Two beautiful and poignant quotes related to “Help” from God and others. I definitely miss reading your blog Ann. My excuses are not good ones… You’re a talented and gifted writer speaks from the light of the spirit inside of you… Thank you… I’ll be sharing this one as well as saving it.. just love the verses.



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