My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:2
Asking for God’s help is often the first thing we do if we get in over our heads. It’s actually what we should do before we get in over our heads. Praying and committing our day to the Lord and asking Him for guidance, wisdom, and protection needs to become a habitual part of life. Many habits hinder; prayer helps.
Like being lost and asking for directions, requesting help takes humility. It’s an admission of the inadequacy and inability on our part to resolve the situation by ourselves. We need to be proactive and not wait until the bottom drops out to ask for help, but to seek Him first.
Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them (Luke 4:38-39).
In this case the mother-in-law’s outcome was healing followed by service. God knows the number of our dayss and nothing outside of a divine intervention by God Himself can change that. Certainly she was sick again another time, and ultimately, like all who walk this planet, she died one day. In that previous moment, God was not finished.
Is there something that would be a blessing to others and is your desire? Is someone you are close to sick? Seek Him first. Seek Him often. Seek Him first thing in the morning and in the final moments of your day.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33). God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above what you even ask.
I dare you to think big and ask big. Asking God first, rather than last, is the best policy. Give Him the time He needs behind the scenes to accomplish things, and then trust that His answers are true and right. It may not add days to a lifespan, but it certainly gives you an opportunity to humble yourself and give God the option to heal. We have not because we ask not (James 4:2).