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Asking for Help

on February 7, 2012

Have you ever felt like you were trying to do something or help someone, but were in over your head?  Maybe you were trying to do what God had called you to do, but the responsibility was just too much to handle.  In times like these, it’s easy for us to feel inadequate.  Most likely we want to throw in the towel and give up.  However, before making any drastic decisions it’s always best to look for examples in God’s Word.

Today’s example is Moses.  God had hand-selected Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, and Moses accepted the job.  It was a job, indeed, because the children of Israel were always quick to complain and try to turn away.  On this occasion, in Numbers 11, they were complaining about food.  God had been so gracious to provide manna for them, but they began lusting over meat and other things they recalled from Egypt. At this point Moses had dealt with enough.  He cried out to God in Numbers 11:14 saying, “I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.”  Moses showed great humility in admitting his dilemma, and God was merciful to answer his prayer.  God asked Moses to gather seventy elders to help him rule the people.

Because of Moses’ humility, God blessed him with help.  This can be a great example to us today.  The next time we find ourselves “in over our head” in a project we can take the attitude of Moses.  Instead of wearing ourselves out feeling like we must do it all or giving up because we can’t handle it, we can ask God to intervene.  He doesn’t expect us to handle it all on our own.  He wants us to have a humble attitude and not be afraid to ask Him for help.

“Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”  Proverbs 16:18

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