heaven helps those who help themselves

heaven helps those who help themselves

God will assist people who are already putting forth effort toward something without relying solely on divine intervention. A less common variant of the phrase "God helps those who help themselves." A: "I'm really praying hard for an A on my exam." B: "You better start studying. Heaven helps those who help themselves."
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The old sayings of You make your own luck and Heaven helps those who help themselves remain as valid today as any time in the past.