For some reason, many of us have a hard time asking for help. Some of it may be ego, or embarrassment. But I believe much of the hesitancy comes from not wanting to be a burden on anyone else.
We carry burdens on our shoulders that aren’t always ours to carry alone. We crumble under the pressure, while others ask us if there is anything they can do to help.
We then refuse the help.
We don’t want to be a burden.
But there is power in asking for help.
There is power in being humble enough to recognize that we are not invincible.
There is power in allowing others to be a blessing to us when we are unable to help ourselves.
And there is power in allowing others to show us unconditional love. Love without strings attached. Help with no expectation of reciprocation.
Sometimes we don’t even ask God for help. We become so arrogant in our own strength that we fool ourselves into thinking that other people have greater problems than we do, so why bother God?
Your single tear means just as much to the Heavenly Father as another’s anguish.
Yes. It does.
When we are brave enough to ask for help, we open ourselves up to not only receive help-but love, compassion, joy, peace, and renewal.
And yes, power.
If someone offers to share your burden, let them.
There is strength in the sharing.
Galatians 6:2 (NIV)
2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.