I Need Help
I Need Help
I Need Help
And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread. And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually. Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither. And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there. And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him. And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people. And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old. And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door. And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
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Bombarded with hundreds of people, their opinions. We have very little tranquility, peace and solitude. We live under the microscope of public views and opinions.
We see the Shunamite woman was a great woman. She was wealthy. She recognized the man of God and constrained him to eat bread. He made this an occasion to stop by her house when in that town that she built a room on her house for him.
Elisha calls for her and ask what can he do to thank her for her hospitality. She says she doesn’t need anything.
His servant, Gehazi, then comments that she has no child and her husband is old.
Elisha promises her a son this time next year.
She responds by saying nay. She doesn’t want to be disappointed again. Perhaps her and her husband have tried and prayed to have a child.
Because of past experience, she doesn’t ask nor want anything.
Asking for help, admitting we need help.
When someone ask, is there anything I can do?
We take on too much of the burden ourselves sometimes by refusing help from someone else. Sometimes, they might not recognize that help is needed but if we asked them they might help.
Past disappointments, pain, hurt feelings will keep us from asking or refusing someone’s help.
We tend to shut others out and make our mind up that we don’t need anybody.
We say “I’m Fine”.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.