Plans fail for lack of counsel,
but with many advisors they succeed.
My daughter loves a book called Little Blue Truck. In this book, a little blue truck helps a big dump truck that gets stuck in the mud. Little Blue Truck can’t do it alone, and so it takes the truck and all the barnyard animals to get the dump truck free. One of my favorite lines from the story is:
“’Thanks, little brother,’ said the Dump to Blue. ‘You helped me and they helped you. Now I see a lot depends on a helping hand from a few good friends.’”
The Dump reminds us of something that God’s word taught us long ago. We don’t have to do anything alone. We have friends and family to support us and help us get through those sticky, muddy moments of life. Those same friends and family can also celebrate and laugh with us on those joyous, sun shiny days in this world!
Maybe you are having a hard time emotionally. Share with a trusted believer who can pray for you.
Maybe you are trying to finalize plans after high school. Find a young adult who can share how they narrowed down their choices.
Maybe you aren’t confident to sit with the new kid at lunch. Ask a buddy to join you to help you feel more comfortable.
Maybe you are nervous about dancing at the dance this weekend. Have your dad show you his dance moves.
Maybe you are nervous about a quiz coming up. Study with your momma and have her text you a prayer right as you sit down to take it.
The happy things. The sad things. The hard things. The silly things. You do not have to do anything alone. You can lean on the Holy Spirit and those people God put in your life to help you and hold your hand as you walk through this life. Remember, “a lot depends on a helping hand from a few good friends.