Ezer!

Just in case you decide to do a follow-up, check here in order to find out how I into a ‘stuck’ situation, and keep reading to here to find out how I got out of it.

Welcome! 😁 Continuing from where I stopped the last time:

I had to call for help from someone I knew could save the day and it worked. Next time you hit a brick wall, call for help!

[28] “LORD, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
[29] He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves.

Psalm 107:28-29 (NLT)

I’ve heard people think differently about asking for help. Just the way some think it’s demeaning, some others say it makes them feel less of themselves. Some think it makes them look weak, vulnerable and like a burden to others.

What then would you say about the King of a large city, David, who never ceased to ask God for help despite his status?

Have you ever thought of this in a way that makes you see that asking for help is a state of humility and bravery of the heart, rather than a perceived weakness?

[13] And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.
[14] You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

John 14:13-14 (NLT)

There’s a proverb in the western part of Nigeria that establishes the benefit of anyone who asks for help when needed. In English, it denotes that whoever looses his way and asks for direction never gets lost.

So many have gotten themselves into bigger trouble, debts, and issues because they couldn’t see themselves asking another human for help.

A profound quote by Ziad K. Abdelnour goes thus; “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”

[14]  And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening.
[15]  And if we’re confident that he’s listening, we know that what we’ve asked for is as good as ours.

1 John 5:14-15 (MSG)

When you ask God for help as His child, sometimes He reaches out and intervenes in those situations Himself, and other times, He uses people.

Why aren’t you letting God bless you? Why aren’t you allowing Him heal you? Why aren’t you giving Him space to do His work through people? All in the name of a mindset. Open up to ‘Ezer’ (Hebrew word for Help) from above today!

[1] I look up to the mountains– does my help come from there?
[2] My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2 (AMP)

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