S.O.S. call

Recently my husband Steve and I were forced to call the Coast Guard for a rescue. We’ve been boating for over 30 years and always relied on our own wits and resources to get us out of a jam. Not this time! We landed on the wrong side of a sandbar and needed help to pull us off and then tow us to a safe location.   SOS - Boat US rescue 6-15-2014

As I age (or mature sounds better to me), I’m realizing it’s okay to ask for help. In fact, it’s more than okay. Sometimes it’s the wisest decision to make. As humans created by the Almighty, we weren’t made to live independently of each other. We need each other for support, guidance, and even physical help from time to time. I’ve noticed when I’m on the giving end of help that I, too, am blessed. The blessings go both ways—to the giver and to the receiver.

• How about you? Are you struggling with a tough decision?

• Could you use a listening ear to navigate through a rocky time in your life?

Dear God, thank you for being available in times of fear and stress. Thank you also for providing others to help during times of need. Sometimes I don’t even know I’m needy, yet You send along someone to encourage, bless, or guide me along this life path.

“But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them even sing for joy. Spread your protection over them that those who love your name may rejoice in you”—Psalm 5:11.

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