How many times have I faced situations where I did not know what direction I needed to take in order to solve the problem? More times than I want to say. I am the independent one who never asks for help even when to do so would be a blessing. When I look back over the years, I see so many times that I struggled needlessly because I refused to ask for help. I have always been this way; it was ingrained in me from childhood to do my best. What I didn’t learn was how to know when it was okay to ask for help.
Asking God for help carries no shame. He invites us to ask him and even goes on to give us this promise in John 14:13-14:
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
This promise holds the key to open the doors of opportunity wide.
It is one thing to not ask for help, but quite another to fail to ask God for help. It’s a choice to be confused, hopeless, or paralyzed with fear, so I have learned that if I want peace, I must ask for it, and then receive it when it is offered.
There are times when our hearts are overwhelmed to the point that we don’t know how to pray. It is then that we allow the Lord Jesus to pray and intercede for us. We must get into his presence.
The bible tells us to “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10).
In the midst of the storms of life, with torrential problems falling all around me, I still can reach out to the Lord and just, be still.
“So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him” (Psalm 59: 19).
If you are tired of the fight, and frustrated with the lack of peace in your life, it is probably because you are trying to fight alone. Isn’t it time to let the Lord fight your battles, while you trust in him?
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Psalm 62:8).
We have to allow the Lord to intervene in our lives if we want to be successful, and trust him to work out all things for our good. In this week’s Lattereign we are reminded that prayer is a privilege that we have. Click on the link below to access the Lattereign. It opens in a new window. The Privilege of Prayer