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Everyone Needs A Life Helper

Everyone needs a life companion. No one deserves to go through life alone. Whether a person is unmarried or in a lonely prison cell, they need the support of another individual. Even one who is married, or has a circle of friends, or is around groups of people, can still experience “aloneness.”

Being alone is not a single versus married issue. A life helper is one who deeply cares, supports you, weeps, rejoices, and laughs with you. They defend and watch out for you. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 has this to say: “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.” A woman needs other women to talk to. A man can benefit from a support group or accountability partner.

Genesis 2:20-22 establishes the context. For Adam “…there was not found a helper suitable for him, so the Lord God…created Eve, and brought her to the man.” Even though this relates to marriage, I believe it has broader applications. Every person needs a life companion. The inspired word of God has chosen words very carefully. Having a “suitable helper” pretty well sums it up. The word “suitable” as it pertains to relationships is defined as having “qualities that are right, needed, or appropriate” for another. Men and women were never meant to be alone. Notice, I said, be alone, not live alone, for even one who lives alone is not necessarily alone in life, if he or she has someone who is a true life helper.

Perhaps you know of someone who is going through life alone. Maybe you can be the person to lift them up, or to laugh and cry with. Come beside them and offer your support. Psalm 72:12 says, “For {God} will deliver the needy when he cries for help, the afflicted also, and him who has no helper.” Does anyone come to mind for whom you can be a helper? How about yourself? Are you in need of a helper? Cry out to God today for His support. He also might send you someone who is suitable for your need.

About John Clark

John Livingston Clark is 74 years of age and lives in central Washington State. He has written two published books, and two published poems. His initial book is called, " God's Healing Hope: Breaking the Strongholds of Wrong Thinking." His second book, released in December of 2016, is a motivational book written to seniors titled, " Seniors: Are You Retiring or Recharging?" Both books are available on amazon. You can also view his writings on www.faithwriters.com. His “Poem For Senior Citizens” is in the 5th spot on FW.

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