My friends, I don’t know about you, I am one of those people who struggle with asking for help from others because I don’t want to feel like a burden and primarily, I don’t like the feeling of being turned down.
However, there is someone you and I can turn to for help without fear of being rejected or feeling like a burden or any other reason we may have. The word of God reminds us in Psalm 121:2 that our “help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth”.
Imagine the God who made the universe availing Himself to help us – this is a far superior help than anyone can offer us. So, why are we not embracing His offer of help? Could it be that we are:
- Prideful – We think we can handle the situation ourselves and we don’t need God’s help. I have found myself in this situation in the past and had to take a corrective action because it is impossible for me to live the Christian life without the help of God.
- Ignorant – I recall a time that I always wondered how God can come down from Heaven and help someone like me. Not so – God uses the situations, circumstances and events of our lives to raise help for us. Our part is to ask in prayer, trust Him to give us what we need at His timing.
Christ follower, the help you need could be relational, emotional, marital, spiritual, career, business, financial and so on. Continually ask the Lord for help and thank Him in advance for what He will do for you. If you are currently not a Christ follower, the only help you will need is found in Christ – come.
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.