Drawing a straight line is really kind of difficult to do. Most of us can take a pencil and paper and draw something fairly close to a straight line, but if examined in detail, we’d find that the pencil moved and wriggled a bit in our hand as we worked on our line. How can we make it work out better then? With a little help from a ruler it can be done. Just place the ruler on top of the paper and keep the point of the pencil up next to the edge of the ruler, and our shakiness is removed.

Sometimes we need a little help to do the things that need to be done. Even the Lone Ranger really wasn’t alone—he had help from his faithful Indian companion Tonto.

God, who is in the habit of giving extraordinary assignments to His people, knows that we are often shaky in our attempts to accomplish the tasks that are handed to us. But we need not fear because the God who made the assignments also gives us help—more than a little help for that matter. He has equipped us with the talent and skill to fit the assignment. He has granted us friends and co-laborers to help ease the task. But best of all, He has determined to help us complete the assignment given, and all we have to do is ask for His aid!

  “I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”  – Philippians 1:6

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