The Jam

by | Feb 18, 2022 | Surrender, Trials, Worry

“So we say with confidence, ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?'” (Hebrews 13:6 NIV)

One is three and a half, the other one is one and a half and they certainly know how to get themselves into a jam.  Every day I hear those little voices calling out, “Grammy, Grammy, come help.  One has climbed from the floor, to the chair, to the table, to the window ledge and now can’t get back down. The other one has used the toilet and now can’t get her tights pulled back up properly as they are all twisted.  Or perhaps they have decided to upend every toy bag, box and shelf in the play area and are now totally overwhelmed with the pick-up job ahead.  Their list of “I need help Grammy” is endless.

Sometimes, I drop what I am doing and run to the I need help situation.  Other times, I holler that I am coming.  Still other times I tell them, you got yourself into this jam, now you need to think about how to get yourself out of it.  Whatever the case though, I am always available as their helper and they are both quite confident of that.  A fact that allows them to feel safe even amidst a jam.

Likewise, as God’s children, we too can rest assured that God is always with us to help us as we need it.  Sometimes he swiftly comes to our aid.  Other times He makes us wait awhile.  And still there are times when, though He is standing by overseeing our safety, He wants us to figure it out for ourselves.

What a wonderful truth for each of us to be thankful for and to tightly embrace close to our heart.

So today, if you find yourself in a jam, be it of your own making or someone else’s, rest easy.  Call out to the Lord for His help and know, with confidence that He is coming, one way or another.

Prayer:  Lord God we thank You so much that we can say with confidence, You are my helper; I will not be afraid no matter what jam I may find myself to be in.  In Christ’s name we pray.  Amen.

Lynne Phipps


The Jam