Ask. Kate‘s word for today.
It is incredibly hard for me to ask anyone for anything. Someone once told me that that attitude is arrogance and pride on my part, that I think I can handle everything. That’s actually not it at all.
My story is really about not having anyone in my life on whom I can depend. I am fiercely independent and that has been born of necessity. Okay, so it’s not quite that bleak but the exceptions are pretty few and far between and notable in my mind.
But really? Being super honest? Sometimes I’d really like to give up the reins. Know that if I ask, there’s someone who will bend over backward to try to make it happen. Because I don’t ask or need often.
And there is!
Jesus said, in Matthew 21:21-22 (NASB) And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will happen. And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Words from Jesus Christ Himself that tell me that there is nothing I need, that is within God’s plan for me, that I cannot ask for and receive. I only have to believe that He will answer those prayers.
I don’t have to feel alone or lonely. I don’t have to feel needy or impoverished.
God answered prayer for my husband and me on Friday. It did not come in the timing we had hoped and it was beginning to feel stressful and uncomfortable but we kept the faith — not perfectly but we kept it. When we prayed over this situation, we prayed believing He would bring the answers and resolution we needed. And He did!
Do you find it difficult to ask for help? Do you feel like your needs/wants are too puny to take before the Lord? They are not! Everything I have studied in Scripture, every beat of my heart, tells me that He wants us to come to us. Of course, He already knows our needs. But He desires that intimacy with us, the closeness that comes with vulnerability and authenticity. Ask Him for what you need today! He will answer according to His will and in His best timing for you!