As I’ve grown older, changing the sheets on the bed has become hard on my back. When I complained to Larry one day, he said, “If you’ll just say something, I’ll help you.”
He didn’t have to repeat that wonderful offer. Besides changing the sheets, he now also helps me make the bed each morning.
After we’d done it together for several months it became our practice for one of us to just say “something” when we were ready to get the bed in shape. It’s become a fun time together with the other one knowing what is meant by “are you ready to do something?”
I’ve wondered how many times I’ve missed God’s help by not asking. Instead, I continued on my merry way, sometimes groaning and complaining. It says plainly in the scriptures that He is willing to help when I ask.
Help is needed when writing a note to a grief-stricken friend. The meaning of scripture passages become clearer when I’ve asked for insight. Knowing how or when to respond to a critical friend is important. Many things in this life will go better when I seek God’s help, from wisely spending our money, speaking encouragement to others, and knowing how to fix nutritious meals.
I’m making life harder for myself when I don’t ask.
“If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:14 (NKJV)
Helen L. Hoover