June 13, 2015

Top Reason to Expect God's Help

Life is full of ups and downs for most of us. Many of us also know what it’s like to be so far down in a pit we don’t know how to dig ourselves out:
  • Danielle is a young friend whose close family member suddenly passed away a few days ago. 
  • Clara is a lady I met online who recently found out her beloved mother has a terminal illness. She is not expected to live more than about another month. 
  • James is a friend who is half paralyzed. 
  • Brenda’s husband lost his job, and her son got into legal trouble, all within the past three months.
These are all situations where the people involved could be excused for asking “Why me?” or, “How am I ever going to move beyond this?”

How do we Move Forward?

There is a crucial commonality among these people: they know their true worth. They know they are of divine origin. They also know that every setback is only temporary. Nobody can surmount crushing defeats such as those mentioned above if they don’t accept their heavenly heritage.

This is how I have survived a lifetime of trauma: I know that I am a child of God. If I am his daughter, it follows that whatever happens to me, or around me, has a purpose. It will work out for the best eventually. Malicious deeds happen because evil people exercise their own free will. However, good wins out in the end.

“I Am a Child of God”

This is the title of a favorite song of my kids’ church organization. I am going to write the lyrics to the first verse below. I am also posting the YouTube video to my brief piano performance of the hymn:

I am a child of God,
And he has sent me here,
Has given me an earthly home
With parents kind and dear.
Lead me, guide me
Walk beside me,
Help me find the way.
Teach me all that I must do
To live with him someday. 

Please see my short piano cover of this children’s hymn:

My Conclusion


  1. You know that I think you are the "best". I am grateful, Traci, to have you as a friend!

    1. Hi, Biller. I thank you for your kind comments. I am so grateful to have you as a friend, too!