The term apologetics in the context of theology (the science of God) is derived from expressing what you believe and why. This process takes time to reflect, meditate and verbalize the rationale behind the beliefs you hold dear. Thus, one of the areas a person may contemplate over the course of their life is this: where does my help come from?
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? – Psalm 121:1
Those who claim to be rugged individuals, consisting of discipline, hard work and persistence, often give the credit of their success to how they were raised, trial and error and earning most of what they have received in life. Meanwhile, victims are on the opposite side of the spectrum, learning to pass the blame for their failures on everyone or anything possible, creating an excuse for each loss, setback and unreached dream. As for those somewhere in between, the divine, luck the family you are born into usually help to explain why help arrived or never came to the rescue.
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; Psalm 121:2-3.
Looking back on my own personal experiences, there have been too many occasions in the past to write off as mere coincidences. During my sophomore year of high school, I first sensed the hand of God leading me. Although I have endured periods where I felt abandoned by God, help eventually was provided by angels, conversations, letters, unusual encounters and whispers from the Holy Spirit. Therefore, as for me and my household, our help comes from the Lord!
by Jay Mankus