When you allow someone to help you…
When you are in pain…
When you are in the midst of a trial…
It may be therapy for the person who helps you.
We often resist help.
We are too proud. We don’t want to be an inconvenience. We want to appear strong.
But, we ignore the help the helper gains from the helped.
When an injured pastor helps another injured pastor…
It helps him heal.
When a cancer survivor ministers to a cancer patient…
Their heart heals a little.
A parent who lost a child….
Is best equipped to minister to someone who has lost a child.
And, it often gives a slight sense of meaning to their loss.
It doesn’t remove the pain, but it often helps one deal with pain better when they help others in pain.
Those are just a few examples.
You can add many others.
Many times we gain perspective on our pain when we help others deal with their pain.
Don’t be afraid of help.
Opening your life to others…helps.
Sometimes more than you know.