Way #18: Ask for Help

ASK FOR HELP. Part of being a real and authentic member of the church is to acknowledge your weaknesses and to be willing to ask for God’s help and the support of others. None of us can go it alone. Vulnerability is a sign of strength and a gift to others.
a “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he rescued them from their distress. (Psalm 107: 6)
b Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. (2 Corinthians 12: 9)

Ideas for Action: First think about what you need help with right now. Then, share that need with someone else from our congregation this week.


Daily Devotionals

1 Corinthians 15:10
THINK: A work of faith was begun in you because Jesus helps. Sure, you work alongside Him, but it is by His work that you are made well. Don’t fool yourself into thinking you are a self-made person. You are who you are and where you are because God has brought you there. Ask for Help because being helped is nothing new to you. God has been doing it all along.
PRAY: God would show you the ways He has been helping you.
Luke 23:42
THINK: Where would the robber be if not for Asking for Help? Salvation begins with a choice to ask for help. Do not boast in your good morals or your good actions but in the strength of God which was made manifest in yourlife when you chose to Ask for Help and God was faithful.
PRAY: God would shape yourfaith into what He needs it to be.
Ruth 1:8-9
THINK: More often than not, isn’t this how people act? When we need help, we push people away so that they cannot see our need. Maybe it is pride, maybe it is thinking yourself unworthy, maybe it is not wanting to be a burden or a bother, but that is not the way of the Church. Sometimes when you Ask for Help, it is a burden or a bother, but it is taken on gladly by people who love you.
PRAY: God would give you the strength to ask for help when you need it.
Acts 2:45
THINK: Sharing with anyone who has need only works when we make our needs known. It can be embarrassing to admit our debt is out of hand, our kids are unruly, our faith is failing, or our jobs are overworking us; but without letting our need be known, there is no help and frankly, there is no community of believers. When you Ask for Help, you allow the Church be the church by giving care and being cared for.
PRAY: the Spirit would raise up a generation looking to help and be helped.
Genesis 2:18
THINK: This is not saying, “Women are to be helpers to men.” but that people are to be helpers to one another. From the very beginning, this was the plan to help and be helped by one another. Adam was lonely, and God didn’t just make a companion, but a helper, and in turn, made Adam into a helper. We were made to Ask for Help and offer help.
PRAY: God would convict you of your unwillingness to ask for help.
2 Timothy 4:11-12
THINK: Sometimes Asking for Help is asking for a helper. Sometimes it is asking for something as small as a coat. Paul is under no delusion that he can work out the ministry he has been entrusted with alone. Do not go it alone. Ask for Help and see what you can accomplish together. Whether it is ministry, personal, service, or just a coat, Ask for Help.
PRAY: God would put people in your life like Luke, Mark, and Timothy to be helpers.

Devotional Guides

SERIES ONE  Printable copy of Way #2 Devotionals (Small Group Guide)
SERIES TWO Printable copy of Way #2 Devotionals (Series Two)