heaven helps those who help themselves

heaven helps those who help themselves

proverb 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.