Where does our help come from? This question can trip us up at times, in a world that places a lot of pride on not asking for help. The reality is, that asking for help is an incredible gift. So, where are we asking for that help today?
Asking for help has always been something that I've struggled with since my early childhood years. When I would oftentimes ask for help, I would receive a negative reaction, being responded to as though I should already know what to do, ultimately making me feel like I was a burden.
Being raised in this environment, I can strongly say that it has shaped how I now navigate through life. To this day, I find myself not only double, but triple checking things before I take the initiative to seek/ask for help. Reason being, i fear to ever feel or look stupid, when in reality, that pride of doing it all on my own, is an insecurtity within myself.
These are the scars I have carried with me from my upbringing. However, I have since learned that there is hope, and that this does not have to be my continued story. God has healed my heart and taught me to be better about asking for help.
The key is not only about asking for help from those around me, although that is an important step in my growth, but also acknowledging that there is a God who is my constant helper, and allowing myself to seek him in all things. It's easy to call out to God for the big things in my life, but I've grown to develop a need for His help in all parts of my life; the big and the little. If it's important to me, it's important to God.
By surrendering my need to do everything on my own, it has brought the true peace of God into my life. God has taken the burden of self sufficiency off my shoulders, and I now rest knowing that my help comes from God. I always believed it was possible, but it never felt attainable, until now.
Psalm 121:1-2 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
God is the creator of heaven and earth, and everything within it. Meaning He who created it all, also created us. He knows the innermost part of our being, and He knows what we need and when we need it. He wants us to call out to him and rest knowing that he is in control. This is why we can be so sure of where our help comes from. He is our creator.
Romans 8:27 NLT “And the father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.”
When we relinquish our pride of knowing and feeling the need to be in control, we are able to live in His abundant grace. Knowing that He is where our help comes from, is knowing that He knows better than we do. He knows what we need, when we need it, and why we need it. Place your trust in Him.
Have you been asking for help? Do you find yourself trying to take on the burden of all things in your life? Take a moment to reflect on what you need to bring to God. See if there is a space in your life, where you feel the weight of the pressure crushing in on you. Then allow what we’ve discussed here, penetrate your life and change your view on asking Him for help.