It’s Okay to Ask for Help

Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength, Not Weakness

Written by: Robin Reid

It’s ironic that when we were babies, we needed our parents to take care of us by providing for our physical and emotional needs and towards the end of our lives, some of us will find ourselves having our needs met by either our kids or others who are close by.

However, when did we lose our ability to ask for help during those in-between years? It’s a good thing to be independent in the sense that we can cook a meal, pay a bill, drive a car, clean a house, and more, but what happens when a life event, such as the death of a loved one, ‘rocks our world’ and we find ourselves struggling alone?

Regardless of how society or the media glamorizes the notion of always “having it all together” or looks down upon people needing help, it’s detrimental to our entire well being if we don’t reach out to someone for support when it’s necessary.

Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

When life has you stressed out, you not only feel it in your mind but also throughout your body. You have a headache that won’t go away, you’re always tired due to lack of sleep, your heart is racing, etc. Does any of this sound familiar?

Think about this, whatever you’re experiencing, whether it’s anxiety, fear, or depression, it’s affecting the people around you. Perhaps someone has said to you, “Are you feeling all right? You’ve been pretty irritable lately. Is there anything I can do to help?”

Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

Whether you believe in God or not, you were created with purpose and to live a meaningful life connected to other people. In your good times and especially the bad, you are not alone. When you don’t ask for help, you are depriving someone the opportunity to bless you and vice versa. Why?

  • It’s human nature for people to want to help each other. Many of us have compassion and empathy in our DNA and look for opportunities to serve someone in need.
  • People are always better and stronger when they do life together. Many problems are better solved in a group than independently.
  • We must remove society’s stigma that asking for help is a weakness. Too often, people who are wounded will turn around and wound others. Regardless if it’s intentional or not, we need to show people that it’s okay to ask for help and that we’re here to support them.

If you find yourself now or later on in a situation where life has become too much of a chore for you to handle, please reach out to us at Peace Restored. We are a Christ-centered organization with a heart for helping hurting women find hope, healing, and restoration. You can go to our website, www.peacerestored.net, for more information or to schedule a FREE, confidential appointment. You can also call us at (317) 361-5281.

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