Where does my help come from?

There were times in growing our business that I questioned whether or not I could keep the pace; whether my body and mind could keep going day after day, week after week, month after month. It was hard. Everything was on the line, all the time. And I had to make it work.  People were counting on it.  

During those times Tara was so encouraging. She would affirm me and point me to the one source of true help, saying, “You are the man for this job. God gifted you for this moment and will give you strength to continue. Now go do what you have to do and I’ll be waiting for you when you get done.”  

Tara was able to get her treatment on Wednesday.  It has been several weeks since her body was up for it, so we were glad she was ready this time.  By Friday morning she was feeling pretty rough.  Today was particularly bad.  Nausea.  Vomiting. No energy.  Very tired.   Right now, she needs the same kind of affirmation and encouragement from me that she had given me through the years in business. But I am nowhere to be found. I am struggling to be here emotionally. I am working hard to get things done around the house and yard, and spending time with the kids. All are good things but I am missing the most helpful pieces; emotional support and spiritual leadership. 

Where will I find help?

….Where does our help come from? Our help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let our feet slip—he will not slumber nor sleep. The Lord is the shade at our right hand; the sun will not harm us by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep us from all harm—he will watch over our lives both now and forevermore. Psalms 121


9 thoughts on “Where does my help come from?

  1. Jay and Tara,
    Our prayers are with you. God will give you the strength and stamina to get through this day by day. God Bless!

  2. Thanks Jay for your update. Even though Tara is struggling clearly she needs the continuing treatment. HE will carry you two through this, we continue to lift you guys up in prayer.

  3. You are both such an inspiration to so many others. I continue to pray for you both and for your beautiful family.

  4. Jay, I guess you answered your own question, and that was a mighty fine answer. Still it’s hard to face the mountain ahead of you, but you will only climb it one step, one day at a time. That might help your mind set, Still when all is said and done that’s how you will get there.
    Love and prayers to the whole family. You are all in my prayer journal that Tara taught me how to keep. Actually you have never left my prayer journal. It’s going on years since I started journaling prayers and it helps me remember who and what I need to pray for. My mind is not as sharp as it used to be. Thank God I have a mind.

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