Have You Asked? – Psalm 86:5

Psalm 86:5 – You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.

We all fall down at times. But we have a wonderful, loving father that is just wanting to help us out and pick us up.

When I was in high school I was socially awkward when it came to girls. I finally worked up the courage to ask a girl to the Junior / Senior Prom. I had talked to my parents many times about the dance, the girl I was taking, and even what I was going to wear. I had even talked about transportation. I needed to borrow the family car because all other options had failed. I had talked with my parents but I failed in this one area to follow through.

As the time drew nearer for the prom I was starting to get worried. Dad, who usually gives me detailed instructions on what to do and not to do with his car, had been completely silent. So about a week before the prom I kept dropping hints to him. “Pop, I need a way to get to the prom,” I said. I was almost afraid that he would tell me he was going to take me.

“I know”, was the only response that I ever received from him. I was greatly concerned. My worry turned to doubts. My doubts turned to fear. My fear kept me from seeing the blessings that I had already received. I was paralyzed.

“Dad (He really didn’t like me calling him “Pop”), I need a way to the prom,” I stated with a shaky voice. “I was wondering if you would mind if I borrowed the family car…I promise to take good care…”

“Ok,” Dad said, “I thought you’d never ask.” Then he proceeded with his long litany about being a good driver and taking care of the car.

I breathed a sigh of relief as I finally understood an important piece of the puzzle. Dad knew what I needed. He understood my problem. He had the answer. He was just waiting for me to ask him. He was just waiting for me to come to him with my request.

How often in life do we wait and worry wondering if God will ever come to the rescue. We wait for him to pick us up. We wait on the Lord to renew our strength. We even get to the point where we take it back and try fix it ourselves. We want God to fix things but did we ever really ask him with a humble heart to meet our need?

My question is “Did You Ask?” God is ready to supply your need. You just have to humbly ask him. Philippians 4:6 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Dear God, I praise you and thank you for being ready and able to supply my need and forgive my sins. Remind me to humble my pride and ask you. I know that you know my needs. But help me to always seek you and not be afraid to ask. In Jesus name, Amen.

You Lift Me Up
The Afters

You lift me up with your love
You lift me up with your love
You lift me up with your love
You lift me up

Waiting for the sunrise
Waiting for the day
Waiting for a sign
That I’m where you want me to be

You know my heart is heavy
And the hurt is deep
But when I feel like giving up
You’re reminding me
That we all fall down sometimes
But when I hit the ground

You lift me up when I am weak
Your arms wrap around me
Your love catches me so I’m letting go
You lift me up when I can’t see
Your heart is all that I need
Your love carries me so I’m letting go

You lift me up with your love
You lift me up with your love
You lift me up with your love
You lift me up

I know I’m not perfect
I know I make mistakes
I know that I have let you down
But you love me the same

And when I’m surrounded
When I lose my way
When I’m crying out and falling down
You are here to

Lift me up when I am weak
Your arms wrap around me
Your love catches me so I’m letting go
You lift me up when I can’t see
Your heart is all that I need
Your love carries me so I’m letting go

I can see the dawn is breaking
I am feeling overtaken with your love
With your love
I don’t know what I can offer
In this moment I surrender to your love
To your love

You lift me up when I am weak
Your arms wrap around me
Your love catches me so I’m letting go

You lift me up when I am weak
Your arms wrap around me
Your love catches me so I’m letting go
You lift me up when I can’t see
Your heart is all that I need
Your love carries me so I’m letting go

I can see the dawn is breaking
I am feeling overtaken with your love

You lift me up with your love
You lift me up with your love
You lift me up with your love
You lift me up

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