Taking a Hike Through Hebrews
I had to finally admit that I needed help to someone the other day. I knew that person could help and was willing to help. This person has loved me over the years and I have loved her as a family member and friend. She offered to help earlier. But it was still hard…VERY hard to ask for help. Why is that about us?
We have been taught by the world to “pull ourselves up by our bootstraps”, which is physically impossible, I might add. Our parents taught us to take care of our own business and not bother others. We have been taught to make it on our own. There is a feeling that it is a sign of weakness to humble ourselves and ask for help…says the world.
We do need to work to take care of ourselves and our families so that we don’t depend on others to do it for us, but there are times that we need the strength, compassion and encouragement that others can give in a time of real need. There is also the need for a Savior and Lord. We all need to ask for help from Jesus Christ. He stand ready to give mercy, grace and unconditional love. Take it!
Hebrews 4, The Message
14-16 Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.
*Take the mercy, accept the help! Don’t put it off any longer. Walk right up to Jesus, repent, ask for help, and get what He is ready to give!
*He knows our names. He knows and feels what you are feeling. *He knows what is best and is willing to give it, to make it happen, if we trust and put all our faith in Him.
*He is God and we are not.
*Take the mercy, accept the help!
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for this encouragement this morning. Help us, Lord. We accept Your help, Your guidance through rough waters and Your Hand to grab when we are walking on a slippery slope. Thank you for saving us. Thank You for Your consistent Presence in our lives. Bring peace to all who are reading this at this very moment. In Jesus Name, Amen