It’s Okay to Feel Helpless…

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Urrrgh! No one ever wants to be weak and helpless. Between the options of being as strong as superman or being a wimpy kid, I’m guessing we would pick superman; saving the day! Okay, maybe not superman but you get the point; no one wants to be helpless.

Let me remind you what being helpless feels like… Watching your house get burnt and not being able to pick out anything, save your skin; being blank in the examination hall while others seem to be asking for extra sheets; not being able to pay your fees because your parents are trying all they can to cater for you and your siblings; stuck in an addiction you’ve tried and tried to get out from-self-help aint so helpful after all. Being heartbroken from that relationship you thought would last forever or being robbed in your car while stuck in traffic and others keep passing as though you’re suddenly invisible! There are so many situations that leave us feeling weak and helpless and I know we have some experiences to share as well!

At the moment of helplessness, we cringe, we feel low, lost, needy and weak. Now this isn’t some psychology course, so relax.

But it’s totally okay to be helpless sometimes.

I once heard a story about a man who was drowning and he kept struggling to fight against the waves that were pulling him under. The lifeguard wasn’t far away but he didn’t step in to help the man until the man stopped fighting and gave up. The lifeguard swooped in like a superhero and pulled the man out of the overwhelming waters. When asked later on why he didn’t go in while the man was still beating against the waves, he said the man would have drowned them both. He had to wait till the man totally surrendered.

Well, God knows you’re struggling. He can see you even in the dark corner where you think no one can see through. He even sees through the charades that you put up, appearing to be superman when you’re just a nerdy Clark. But he wouldn’t step in and help if you’re still forming ‘I can do it on my own’. You have to come to that helpless state where you say ‘you know what Lord, I can’t do this. I really can’t help myself. Please help me!’ It will amaze you how the Heavenly Superhero will swoop in and pull you out by His strong right hand.

I don’t know what you’re dealing with right now, but I need you to know it’s okay to feel helpless. For when we are weak, He is strong. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Remember the batman signal? Well, you can also contact heavenly help lines (through prayers) or use the distressed signal (by calling His name) so He can step in and help you.

I pray you find help when you’re helpless.

Have a super duper week ahead!

©Mfon Etuk, 2016

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8 thoughts on “It’s Okay to Feel Helpless…

    Oluwasesan said:
    May 29, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Deep, as long as helplessness don’t lead to hopelessness and despair. Lovely post

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      Dainty M responded:
      May 29, 2016 at 10:26 PM

      Thank God! Yes indeed. We should hold on to hope even in a helpless state. Thanks Sesan! 😊

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    maryrose921 said:
    May 29, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    This is just awesome! I must reblog!! Thank you!!

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      Dainty M responded:
      May 29, 2016 at 10:28 PM

      Thank God! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the reblog! God bless you! 😊

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    maryrose921 said:
    May 29, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    Reblogged this on Out Loud and commented:
    Dainty M is an amazing blogger I follow. Her posts are always so inspiring, but this one in particular, really spoke to my heart today. I know it will bless you too!

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      Dainty M responded:
      May 29, 2016 at 10:28 PM

      This is so humbling. Thank you so much!

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    Adjarho Michael said:
    May 30, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    Hmmm, Hmmm M, Hmmmm.
    even when I have a lot of words to share the best I choose was just to Hmmm.
    Deep

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      Dainty M responded:
      May 30, 2016 at 3:56 PM

      Thank God! Even a word such as ‘hmmm’ holds in it so many meanings which gives me a glimpse into all you had to say. Thanks Mike! ❤

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