Weekly Devotional: It’s Okay to Ask for Help

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“Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.” - John 14:13-14

When life gets crazy and we get more and more responsibilities put on us, they tend to pile up We try to work on so many things all at once. Sometimes we even try to take on others’ responsibilities in addition to our own. These responsibilities tend to stress us out and we feel like we need to take care of them on our own, but we are able to ask for help.

Do Not Take on Too Much

Do not bite off more than you can chew. Take one thing at a time and know your limits on how much you can handle. Do not take on too many commitments at once. You will get burnt out and get tired. There may not be enough time for you to make so many commitments. Determine what is most important and start with that.

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:15

You Can Say No

It is okay to say no every once in a while. If you have a lot going on and a friend asks you to take on a project, you can politely decline and let them know that you have too much going on. If you are polite and honest, they will understand. You do not have to say yes to everything that you are asked to do.

“Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” – Matthew 5:37

When You Are Struggling

You may have so much going on in your life that it feels like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. You may feel like you have way too much going on to take care of it all yourself. Ask for help. Give your emotional struggles to God and let him help you. Listen to him and lean on him in times of need. Ask him to help you manage everything that you have going on in your life, both emotionally and physically.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7

Lean on Friends and Family

Ask your friends and your family to help you with projects or tasks. You do not always have to do everything by yourself. If you have a project that someone else can take care of and can be taught how to do, ask someone to help you with it. They may be able to help in some way that will make the project less time consuming for you.

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Keep your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work, declares the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy.’” – Jeremiah 31:16

Give It to God

Come to God in prayer. Ask him to help you in times of need. Rejoice in your successes and lean on him for support in your struggles. He is always there and always willing to help you. He will give you peace of mind if you just simply talk to him about whatever is giving you grief.

“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16

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