Asking for Help
It happens, Christians fall, and falter. When inconsistency becomes a pattern in our lives, it's time to start over. The wonderful thing about God's Grace is the assurance that we can start afresh. God is ready to help. The danger in not recognizing one's need to start over often results in greater complicity with vain pursuits and the diminishing of discernment.
The Christian life is possessed with a perpetual state of needing help. Asking God to help will always be desirable when the heart has an understanding of the Grace of God. Christians who are growing fervently and faithfully in and by the Grace of God are aware of God's dependability. There is nothing more obvious about God than His faithfulness. A Christian will never be an imposition to God. Yet, many Believers feel very unsure and uncomfortable in asking Christ for help. It is this thinking that is the number one reason why believers inflict themselves with unnecessary problems... it is rooted in unbelief. Which is very dangerous!
It is an absolute fact that each of us will experience the bitter sting of desperation! Desperation literally means to: suffer unbearable anxiety and despair. Sometimes, our lives will experience, even require a major disruption in order to fix our attention firmly on the Lord. Never disregard your moments of desperation as obstacles. They are tools in the hand of our Master, Jesus Christ. Though sometimes painful, these times can become our most life-altering moments, depending on how we respond. Read the story of Job. In which we can respond in a positive or negative way, which is either pleasing or displeasing unto the Father.
Take a moment to be still before God .Allow God to be God, meditate on the person of Jesus and His friendship. Thank God, that He is forever with you.. Although we may not realize it, moments of desperation reveals what we truly think about Christ. God wants you to be comfortable with asking Him for help (Hebrews 4:16). The longer you wait to ask, the heavier your burdens will become. Asking God for help is not impossible. If you will not ask God for help, you will find yourself becoming impossible. Yes, it will likely cost you much to ask God for help; if you don't, it will cost you the most. Remember, the day you stop asking God for help is the day you start asking for trouble.
Starting over must begin with a determination to identify with Jesus Christ as His disciple. There is no other way to be stripped of the blinding effect of self-interest. We are not here for self-realization, but to know Jesus Christ as God's only means for life that makes living so meaningful. Amen!
Rev William A Tyler Sr