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There are plenty of times in life when we don’t want help. Sometimes we don’t need help, though there’s nothing wrong with accepting help anyway. But there are many times when we do need help and we still don’t want it.

Let’s talk about why people don’t want or accept help. Sometimes we just know we can do it faster and/or better by ourselves. Sometimes we just think it’s better that way. Sometimes we don’t see the need for help. Sometimes we’re just stubborn. Maybe sometimes we just like the attention that needing help gives us.

Now let’s talk about how we all need help for a very important part of our lives: our spiritual health and well-being. We can’t make ourselves better, we need God’s help. Fortunately He freely offers it. Unfortunately many of us don’t accept it, even after being saved.

In the sermon yesterday morning, a particular point caught my attention and caused me to write this post. We were reading about the man waiting on a mat by the pool of Bethesda in John 5:1-15. In verse 6 Jesus asks the man if he wants to be made well. The point made here was, “Until we can honestly and sincerely answer the question, ‘Do you want to be made well?’ we will remain stuck on the mat.”

God is offering you help. Do you want it?