Monday, June 9, 2014

How to Ask God For Help- Weekly Devotion

Hello gals!  I think that all of us at some time or another have definitely tried to do some things on our own. I know I have had my fair share of trying to face challenges on my own. I would like to say that I have tried to face things without Gods help only once and never tried that again, but this isn't the truth. Truth is, though I don't know why, I have tried to do things my way and throw God out of the picture, more than once. Want to know how that turned out? Badly. I understand that he only wants what is best for me. I understand now that when I try things on my own he probably wants to laugh. Us trying to run our own lives is like a toddler saying they can push the dead car to the gas station. It is just going to fail. God simply wants to help us, so why don't we let him.
Often times, we don't want to ask for help because we don't want to feel weak. We humans like to have the 'we have it all together' mentality, and asking God for help would actually have to involve us admitting we cant do it alone. Ouch, that's a hard one.
Psalm 121:2 says "My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth."
God is in charge of everything in the entire universe and made you and me, so I think it would be best to ask for his guidance and help along side us.
Philippians 4:13 says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
With God by our sides we can do all things. Plain and simple, so why would we want to even try on our owns? I have no idea why I have even tried. Every time that God and I are on the same team, everything works out for the better. However, every time I try to pull a one man job, I fail.
Often times, it can be hard to pray for help but here is a verse I often look to and love for that purpose:
Romans 8:26 says "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express."
Stop making it hard on yourself and trying to do things all on your own. God wants to help and will. All you need to do is ask.
I challenge you all to try asking God's help this week. If you have any thoughts or questions comment below. Also, feel free to email me!
Hope you all enjoyed! Talk to you soon!

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