Have you ever needed something? Maybe something as simple as help with a move, or as difficult and time consuming as building a house. No matter how simple or vast the help may be, there is a common denominator with each request. The more likely you are to ask the more chances you are going to get help. In the same way, if you fail to ask you definitely will not receive the help. In order to receive you have to ask. In my devotional reading I focused on Matthew 7:7-11. In case you are unfamiliar with the passage here it is.
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. “Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
It is hard for me to ask for help most times. I don’t mind giving my time, money, and resources to others but when it comes to me needing something I will most of the time do without rather than asking for help. God wants us to ask, God has good things for us however we must use our voice to ask. Sometimes how he wants to bless us is through others. I encourage you to ask, you never know what good things are heading your way when you do.
Do you have a hard time asking? In what ways has God shown you that he is faithful to give good things when you just ask?