It’s okay to ask for help.

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if one falls down, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to help him up!” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, Berean Study Bible

A few years ago, while spending time with a friend I’ve known since college, she blew up an air mattress, and I went to sleep. In the middle of the night, I found some air had gone out of the mattress, and I was sinking deep. I said to myself, oh well, I won’t make a big fuss about it. I’ll just try to go back to sleep. By morning, she came into the room and saw me completely sunken. I whispered, “Help, I’m surrounded.” We burst out laughing. She asked, “Why didn’t you say anything?” I told her, “I don’t know; I decided to tough it out and not make a big deal about it.” Then I realized I had done that a lot throughout my life, especially since becoming a mother. I had not made a big deal about anything I needed. I began to tear up. She said, “I believe God wants you to get back over there, and let’s do that again.” So I climbed onto the sunken mattress and yelled, “Help me!! This mattress is sinking! I’m surrounded!” She yelled, “Alright! I’m coming, Kesha!!” She ran over to me and pulled me out. We both laughed.

Maybe you’ve been dealing with a lot, and you don’t want to make a big fuss over the love you need, the rest you need, the prayer you need, or the help you need. My sister, God wants you to know that it’s okay to ask for help. People know you are strong and independent, but even strong and independent sisters need help sometimes, too.

What you want and need in relationships and in life are important. It’s just as important as the other person’s, and you have to communicate that, okay?

Prayer: Thank you, Father, for your love and gentle concern. I receive your care for me and this word you’ve sent to my heart and mind. I pray you will help me communicate and express my needs to those you have placed in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

12 thoughts on “It’s okay to ask for help.”

  1. I know all about those air mattresses 不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不
    Thank you for this devotional today! HALLELUJAH to GOD be the glory for placing people in our lives to help us in our time of need

  2. Good morning Lord God! With Your power and grace, please give me the strength strength and courage I need to ask for help and accept it! I love You Father! These things I pray in Jesus Christ name, Amen! 樹樹

  3. This prophetic devotional is timely. My circumstances cannot be handled by myself. I pray the Lord will make the impossible, possible. May I have divine connections ordained by the Him. God will get the Glory out of my life. Thank you for this much needed wisdom. Blessings, Shalom and Agape 賤歹

  4. Thank You for reminding me that I am not superwoman, God. You have placed people in my life to help me through lifes demands. I need to speak up and realize that my peace is just as important as anyone elses. 撾伐

  5. I Just Had The Opportunity To Read This Today & My GOD It Was Right On Time. GOD I Thank YOU For Seeing Me & Always Giving Me What I Need, When I Need It….GOD Bless You Sis. Kesha.

  6. Thank you for this devotional. On a normal note I am everybody’s SUPERWOMAN, so it’s very hard for me to ask for help. Thanks for reminding me that’s it’s okay to admit that there are times and seasons that I could use a hand.

  7. Wow! This is so on point! I’ve been having some health issues that have started to hold me back in some areas. I just didn’t think I needed to tell my pastor, my church brothers & sisters. That changed this week; yesterday I sent a group text to my pastor & fellow Consistory members about what was going on, how I would not be a be able to perform some of my duties (at least for now, I pray). God bless them! They were so supportive; I’m so blessed & glad I followed God’s advice. Thank You, Lord! & you too, Sister Kesha. God bless 歹

  8. This devotional truly Blessed me this day! Hallelujah and to God be the Glory! Amen

  9. The air mattress situation is real and a great analogy . Thank you Sister Kesha for this. God wants us to ask for help .

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