Help, I need somebody!

When I was younger so much younger than today, I never needed anybody’s help in any way, and now these days are gone I’m not so self-assured, now I find, I’ve changed my mind, I’ve opened up the doors… “(The Beatles) It is so hard to ask for help when we want to seem independent and self-sufficient, it even affects the way we pray.

You might wonder, “How do I ask God for what I need without seeming to beg, or whine?” As hard as it is and as much as you don’t want to do it, there are times that we do need help and other times that we need to learn how and when to give help without seeming to be condescending.

I was praying for myself one time and truthfully I was feeling very sorry for myself. I told God I was ready to come out of my grave I was ready for my resurrection, I wanted a new life and I wanted it “now”. While I waited for my light bulb revelation, I simply heard a scripture in my spirit; I opened my Bible to it and oh joy, I was so happy; it was the story of Lazarus! I felt that God had heard me and I was going to “come out”, life was going to get better! But then I heard “Stop, that’s not the part of the story I wanted you to read,” “OK Lord, what is it?” “Read on”, the verse He wanted me to see suddenly stood out, John 11:44 “And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in grave-clothes, his face wrapped in a head cloth.”  Jesus told his friends, “Unwrap him and let him go!” My heart sank, “Oh NO, Lord, don’t make me have to get help from my friends!” Then re-reading the story I realized that Jesus called this man forth from death, why didn’t he come out delivered of his grave-clothes? When He delivered the demoniac Mark 5:15 “They came up to Jesus and saw the madman sitting there wearing decent clothes and making sense, no longer a walking madhouse of a man.”

We see that Jesus clothed that man so why didn’t he take the grave clothes off Lazarus? He asked his friends to do it. I had to learn to let someone else pray for me, to become vulnerable to those who could offer advice, and that was not easy for me to do.

The Psalmist King asked for help many times! Psalm 22:11 “Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.”  Psalm 70:1 “MAKE HASTE, O GOD, TO DELIVER ME; MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME, O LORD”.

I went from the Beatles saying, “Help! I need somebody” to Bill Withers singing “Lean on me, when you’re not strong, I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on…” All of those words are good, but when push comes to shove, “No one ever cared for me like Jesus, there’s no other friend so kind as He, no one else could take the sin and darkness from me, oh how much He cares for me.”

 

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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One Response to Help, I need somebody!

  1. Patricia Bowen says:

    Only JESUS!

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