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The Vacuum Needs Help

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Psalm 46:1 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.A whirring sound began when I pushed the start button with the big toe on my right foot.

No need to force the big-sized vacuum with attachments back and forth across the carpet and hardwood floors. The small round machine would do all the work while I took care of other activities.

Happy and content with the vacuum gathering dust balls and potato chip crumbs, I relaxed in my comfy chair and read a book, thankful for not having to bring out the big vacuum.

Two minutes later ... BANG, BANG, BANG. The vacuum was stuck under the couch, trying to release itself by hitting the baseboards in the living room. I no longer heard a quiet whirr. A loud pounding sound now replaced my peace and quiet. The vacuum sounded as if it were calling for help.

God is my refuge and strength, a present help in time of need, but I often wait until something stressful happens before I call out to Him. The day may be peaceful and carefree when out of nowhere an unexpected event occurs. That’s why I need to be in conversation with God at all times, not just during stressful events.

I retrieved the vacuum and turned it off. I waited a while before turning it back on. And sometimes, I bring out the bigger vacuum and have a conversation with God while I am cleaning.

Don’t wait to call out to God or try to handle things on your own before going to Him. God is waiting for a conversation with you.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Melissa Henderson

Melissa Henderson and her husband Alan live in coastal South Carolina. Her parents taught her the love of reading and writing at an early age. Melissa continues to write inspirational stories and enjoys sharing messages on her blog. She has been published in numerous articles and devotionals. Her first children’s book, Licky the Lizard, was published in 2018.