God helps those who help themselves

Is there any truth to that?

Have you ever heard the phrase, "God helps those who help themselves"? Have you wondered if it's an actual Bible verse? I actually heard this phrase a lot growing up in the 1960s. I wasn't raised in a Christian home; I actually wasn't even allowed to go to church with any of my friends. Yet, this phrase was a very popular one in my house. So, even though I wasn't raised in a Christian home, I grew up thinking God helps those who help themselves.

Later in my life, even after I became a Christian, this phrase stuck with me for a long time. I thought, if God helps those who help themselves, then I must be independent and do things on my own. I was a very independent child who had become a very independent adult. So, even though I was a devoted Christian and read my Bible daily, I was not allowing God to help me; I was trying to do life all by myself. And trust me, life can be a very hard thing to do all on your own, by yourself. But then, you probably alread