Worries and Pride

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

I have this one thing that I like doing, helping others.  I can do this because I have been blessed by God and I have learned some very valuable lessons in life the hard way!  God never abandoned me, although I often kept Him at a distance.  I was reading my devotional earlier and it was entitled, “Your Worries.”  It spoke about pride being a dangerous attribute because it holds us back from reaching out for help and admitting we need God.  He loves us and wants the best for us but He wants us to invite Him in by sharing what’s on our minds. The devotional ask if we are having a hard time finding work, feeling the burden of caregiving for a loved one, or walking through a rough patch with your spouse? God wants each of us to put aside our pride and come to Him in prayer.

My pride is keeping me from asking for help, but I am going to put my pride aside because what I need is only available by God.  Just as He has blessed me with gifts for others, He wants to help me.  It’s hard for helpers to ask for things, at least it is for me.  I feel like I have failed somewhere when I am unable to give more when my gift bucket is empty.  Oh God, my Redeemer I am in need of understanding, of discernment for your will, not mine.  Forgive me for being prideful and demanding I could do this all alone.  The obstacles before me are too overwhelming and I am very afraid, help me to find the quite still peace I need to hear your words of wisdom, so I can learn from you.  All my gifts are from you, teach me your truths and that your name will be praised not mine, you above all are my God!  My prayer is also that you receive a special blessing from God today!

~Blessings and Peace~


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