“Help” is a simple word, but at times, it can seem like one of the hardest things to ask for. Sometimes, when we finally do ask God for help, we reject the way he sends help because it doesn’t look the way we think it should. There’s a story I heard once about a man that was trapped in his house during a flood. He prayed and asked God to deliver him and shortly after, a boat came along to take the man to safety. The man refused and told the people in the boat that God would deliver him from the flood. The water continued to rise and finally the man had to retreat to his roof to avoid the water. A helicopter saw him on the roof so they sent a man on a rope down to rescue him. Yet again he refused and said “God will deliver me from the flood”. The water continued to rise and the man was swept away. When he got to heaven he asked God why He didn’t rescue him from the flood. God said, “I sent a boat and a helicopter, dumby!” Obviously God doesn’t call us dumb, but the story makes a valid point. God often sends people into our lives to serve as the answer to our prayers.
You weren’t created to do life alone.
We all need help. We all need encouragement and we all need love. Maybe you need help and it’s time to reach out and talk to someone you can trust. That’s why we have community groups because the chances are, the answer to your prayer, is in a house near you.
Prayer: Thank you for giving me people to do life with. Thank you for putting people in my life to encourage me and to help me in every season of my life. I refuse to isolate myself because I may be the answer to someone else’s prayer.