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Ask God for Help

Many times, the solution to our problem is prolonged because we neglect to seek the wisdom of God. The frailty of our human nature causes us to try to be independent. This can be seen from the early stages of life in which the moment a child can hold a spoon to feed him/herself, they no longer want help despite the fact that most of the food lands on the floor and not in their mouth. I can recall a day in which I saw this concept played out in the life of my daughter. I walked into the office while she was doing math homework and noticed a puzzling look on her face. Initially, I didn’t say anything because I thought she would ask for assistance if it was needed. However, after watching for sometime and no writing taking place, I realized she needed aid. So, I asked her if help was needed and she quickly responded yes. I then inquired of the reason she waited so long to ask for assistance and her reply was, “I first wanted to see if I could do it myself.” As believers, we should have a biblical view of independence. Our success is not contingent on the support of others but our success is contingent on the wisdom, direction, and support of Christ. James 1:5 NLT If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. Remember, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. This means that we should seek God first in all we do before trying to work anything out on our own.

Prayer for the Journey

Father, help me to remember you are there for the small and big matters of life. I know you will not permit me to suffer, if I neglect to seek your guidance due to the frailty of my humanity. I believe and declare that you will prompt me to seek you when I am trying to find a solution on my own. Thank you for never withholding your wisdom from me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!


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