Tuesday, November 30:
Jesus said to his disciples: If you love me, you will do as I command. Then I will ask the Father to send you the Holy Spirit who will help you and always be with you. The Spirit will show you what is true. The people of this world cannot accept the Spirit, because they don’t see or know him. But you know the Spirit, who is with you and will keep on living in you. John 14:15-17 (Contemporary English Version)
Asking for help can be a difficult thing. Whether it is something small or something big, people sometimes struggle to accept help when they are in need of assistance. This can be because we want to feel self-reliant or because we expect ourselves to be perfect. Or maybe we do not want to burden others with our own needs. But it is okay to ask for help when we need it. Whether we are struggling with homework or have suffered an injury, reaching out to others for aid is okay. Reaching out is especially true when it comes to God. God is greater than any obstacle that we will ever face. He does not think that any problem you are facing is a burden; He wants you to come to him for help. God will always be there – the Being Spirit – listening for your troubles and being there to provide love and comfort when you need it. You just have to ask.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for sending your Spirit to always be with us. Please wrap your loving arms around
those who need your help. Please comfort those who are struggling but are too afraid to ask for help.
Brittany – Cohort 4: Inspire. Ignite. Invite.
Shiloh Lutheran Church, Walton, IN