Knowing when to ask for help

Lisa you are a strong woman and I know you will prevail!

One of my friends wrote this in response to something I had posted on Facebook a few days ago.

I was having a really difficult day.  I was sad … blue … angry … frustrated.  I reached out, asking for prayer for me & Hub.

I appreciate my friends.  I received several messages of encouragement from them.  They are the reason I keep my Facebook account.

I got to thinking about what it means to be a “strong woman” on my way to work the next morning.  I don’t consider myself a “strong” woman.  I see myself floundering, struggling to make sense of my circumstances.  I’ve learned, over the years, to ask for help from both those close to me and complete strangers.  Does this make me “strong?”

I think it does.

I’m neither a philosopher nor Bible scholar.  I do believe, however, the strongest people in the world know when to ask for help.

Perhaps that’s what my friend meant.

For comfort & strength during my quiet times, I love to wrap myself in the “Be”-attitudes found in Matthew chapters 5-7.  My prayer is these will bring you comfort as well.

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