July 31, 2012
by Colleen Swindoll Thompson
For most of us, asking for help is difficult. I really don't prefer it; some of you may not as well. Yet, God lets us know time and time again that we need help. After all, He refers to us most often as sheep—the most difficult and demanding of any livestock on earth. Admitting need is really about overcoming pride, not losing our strength . . . ouch!
Here are some passages that I found comforting as I learned to depend on my Lord for help. Whatever your needs are today, take comfort from God and His Word.
||Joshua 1; Isaiah 41
|Unsure of your direction
||Psalm 19; 37; 119
||James 1; 1 Peter 1; 5; 2 Corinthians 1
|Needing a promise from God
||Psalm 18; 46
|On a tough road
||Proverbs (one chapter a day)
Dear friend, let go of your desired independence, break the chains of pride, and search God's truth for whatever your needs may be.
Colleen Swindoll Thompson holds a bachelor of arts degree in Communication from Trinity International University as well as minors in psychology and education. Colleen serves as the director of Reframing Ministries at Insight for Living Ministries. From the personal challenges of raising a child with disabilities (her son Jonathan), Colleen offers help, hope, and a good dose of humor through speaking, writing, and counseling those affected by disability. Colleen and her husband, Toban, have five children and reside in Frisco, Texas.
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