Larry Crowne – Help In Hard Times

by Yo Snyder

2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout
the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” The new
movie Larry Crowne, which I think should be THE date movie of the summer,
acknowledges two things. One, that times are tough for everyone. Two, we can’t
give up hope because if we’re willing to work hard and not give up, things can
get better. You know many people are surprised to know that the Bible doesn’t
say God helps those who help themselves. Well even though it doesn’t say that
explicity, I think the principle is fairly well implied. God does want to help
us, he is there to strengthen us, and he will stay with us to help us through
any valley we go through. You know, contrary to popular belief, becoming a
Christian isn’t an instant solution to all of life’s problems. We will still
face hard times as Christians, but the good news is we won’t face them alone,
we won’t have to survive on our own, and we don’t have to rely only our
ourselves to get through. Our loving heavenly Father is an ever ready source of
strength, wisdom, help and encouragement for hard times. We live in times where
hope is often in short supply. You and I have an eternal source of hope that
doesn’t disappoint. Isn’t about time we started sharing it?