What was your first thought when you read the title of this post? Was it positive or negative? Did you conjure up any images when you read it? If you didn’t then, I bet you are now. What does help look like to you? Do you see the cavalry coming on horseback to rescue you? Perhaps you see a trusted friend or parent coming to your aid. Though most might see help as a good thing, there are some who view help as negative — a sign of weakness. Scripture reminds us that help is truly a good thing.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up. ~Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
It is a blessing to have people in our lives who are available and willing to help during our times of need. The only responsibility we have is knowing when to say when and actually making the call. There’s no shame in asking for help. Giving someone the opportunity to serve you in this capacity may in fact be an answer to his or her prayers. As I always say, we aren’t meant to navigate this world alone. We’re so much Better Twogether.