Officer Needs Assistance

Psalm 38:21-22. “Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.”

Exodus 17:8-12. “Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.”

Backup is most important. Knowing that when (not “if” because “when” is coming) you need assistance there will be someone to help you, and maybe to save you from further danger and pain is of great encouragement. We should know that God always has our back, however when flesh and blood shows up there is something special about that. We may need assistance spiritually, emotionally, and physically. We understand God is more than able to meet these needs. What an encouragement it can be, when your spirits are down, that God puts in the heart of a backup to give you a call. A lively voice to say, “I was thinking about you. How’s your time off? I’m glad you are able to be off, but we sure look forward to you being back.” Make no mistake that God hears your call, even if you are so weak that you can’t even key the mic and He sends backup.

This post was written by
Founder of Heirs of Restraint Ministries & Missouri Correctional Officer

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