Often, we are troubled by thoughts and feelings of sadness and helplessness. These thoughts and feelings may, or may not, even be valid. However, how many times do we keep things to ourselves, and don’t ask others for help, even those who are in a position to do so? Nehemiah didn’t have that problem. God gave him strength to ask King Artaxerxes for help, and he got it.
1. What things are you fearful of right now that you are bearing alone in silence?
2. Which of those things have you gone to the Lord for help in dealing with, and also asking for help from people you know who may be able to help you?
Challenge: God answers us in myriad ways for things that we ask. Many times, he puts people in our lives that exactly can help us with something on our hearts and minds. May we remember to seek Him first, but, secondly, to earnestly seek those who He puts in our lives to help us. Our pride in suffering silently does no one any good, least of all ourselves. It’s just wasted time and needless suffering, and has no good purpose at all.
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