In HIS Presence


Read: Luke 18:1-8

Meditation verse:

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour” (Ecclesiastes 4:9).

Sometime ago I was battling a bad case of flu and had done all I could to alleviate the pain, but the suffering persisted. On this night, I lay in bed with my head throbbing whilst my husband and son were having a conversation close by. The noise of their voices thundered in my brain and suddenly I got up and screamed: “I need help, please help me!” The desperation in my voice caught their attention and everyone swung into action looking for ways to reduce my suffering. My husband put water into an electric steamer and suggested I do an inhalation. Fifteen minutes later, the pain was greatly reduced.

It is okay to ask for help when you have done all you know how to do in an overwhelming situation. Hold up the red flag until someone comes to your rescue. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, one will lift his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; but how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken”.

Are you unemployed and in need of a job? Are you in a financial mess? Reach out to your family or social networks. Are you in an abusive relationship? Seek help. Are you sick? Reach out for help. James 5:14 says, “is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord”.

Do not be ashamed to ask for help. Refuse to suffer in silence. In the parable of the persistent widow, the judge would not answer the widow for a while; but afterward he said within himself, “Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.” (Luke 18:5). If your request is turned down by someone, turn around and ask another person. Keep going until you receive the help you need. Sometimes, help is only a stone throw away and you would never know unless you try.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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