Asking for Help

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

During a recent discussion on the story of Ananias and his wife Sapphira from the book of Acts in the New Testament, one person mentioned how after Ananias fell dead, he was carried out and buried by two young men. The discussion centered on the fact as we age we rely more and more on others, often those who are younger, to help us with things we used to have no problem doing ourselves.

Oftentimes that one syllable word, help, is all we need to say, but just as often, it is the hardest word to speak.

While we may think of asking for assistance when we are involved with some physical courtesy pixabaytask beyond our ability, do we also consider asking for help when we are emotionally stressed, or our health has taken a set-back?

Although our society may tell us we need to be self-sufficient, that’s not the way God designed us. He designed us to live in community with him and with others.

True, God will never give us more than we can handle, but there are times he gives us more than we can handle on our own.

Admitting we need help may be seen by some as weak, but don’t you think it’s really a sign of wisdom to know when we’re up against more than we can deal with on our own?

Asking for help also gives others the opportunity to serve.

courtesy pixabaySometimes, in our stubbornness, we find it the hardest to admit to God we need his help and his peace.

Have you ever found this to be true?

Do you find it easier to ask for help, or to offer it?

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Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls, it’s just too bad, because there is no one to help him. If it is cold, two can sleep together and stay warm, but how can you keep warm by yourself. Two people can resist an attack that would defeat one person alone. A rope made of three cords is hard to break. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (GNT)

I wish you well.

Sandy

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Carmela Atwood

This is so true…I have always sought to be self sufficient…as I grow in the Lord I realize self-anything is sin. I need to see being interdependent and most of all God dependent as the best way…it is then we can experience His love and servanthood through others. Thanks for this reminder.

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