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Bible Study: God's Unexpected Ways of Helping You

Hey y'all! I am currently reading Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and found a certain page in the book very interesting. It talks about how God sends help, but sometimes you don't even realize it. This passage is blunt but has purpose, enjoy!

"A young man was sitting at home when a terrible rainstorm began. Within hours, the man's house began to flood, and someone came to his door offering a ride to higher ground. The man declined, saying "God will take care of me." A few hours later, as the waters engulfed the first floor of the man's home, a boat passed by, and the captain offered to take the man to safety. The man declined, saying "God will take care of me." A few hours after that, as the man waited on his roof--his entire home flooded--a helicopter flew by, and the pilot offered transportation to dry land. Again the man declined, telling the pilot that God would take care of him. Soon thereafter, the waters overcame the man, and as he stood before God in heaven, he protested his fate: "You promised that you'd help me so long as I was faithful." God replied, " I sent you a car, a boat, and a helicopter. Your death is your own fault." God helps those who help themselves"(Pages 86-87).

I believe this passage is very true, you can't wait around risking your life when opportunities come by. God sends help in the most unexpected ways! You have to take matters in your own hands and help yourself with the aid and guidance of God. 

2 Timothy 1:7:
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and self-control.

Joshua 1:9:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

The picture above was taken during my Colorado trip! I am on your right side, second seat in the raft. A blog post about my trip will be up soon!

Thanks for reading!

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