Welcome back to Wednesday! This week is a “skeleton week” when it comes to blog posts. Every once in a while, a blogger needs a break, but I can’t skip a Wednesday! 🙂
Genesis 4:9 (GWT)–The Lord asked Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he answered. “Am I supposed to take care of my brother?”
Well, the answer to that would be… yes. The first thing I thought when I read this was not about murder. It was, “Yes, we are supposed to take care of our brothers (sisters).”
I struggle with asking for help. Don’t we all sometimes? We want to be the caretakers and the helpers and the ones lifting others up. But God didn’t mean for all of us to be strong all of the time. Sometimes, we have to bow our heads and say, “I need help.” To not do so is to cause us harm. Shoot, let’s just say it… To not ask for help is downright prideful. It’s saying, “I can do this on my own.” Well, sometimes you can’t, and that’s why God created fellowship and prayer. That’s why so many other verses in the Bible tell us to pray for one another. We’re not meant to go it on our own. We’re meant to ask for help.
God is amazing like that. He makes sure to place people into our lives who are there exactly when they need us to be. I’ve experienced that many times over. It took me a long time to learn to ask for help though. But I’m glad He taught me.