Thanx...but? You miss the point, friend. That 'God helps those' thing is not biblical...ie, God didn't say that. In fact, from beginning to end, the bible is about our dependence on God, and why relationship with Him is necessary to true fulfillment as a human being. We can be thankful, as Chuck is writing about, because believers know our God is over all that happens, and turns 'all things for good to those who are called according to his purpose'. Do you know this God? Seek him.