“Is any sick among you? 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: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” – James 5:14–15 (KJV)

Being too shy to call for help can end up in disaster. The Kingdom of God has an organized structure. Take the church for example. There is a head pastor, associate pastors, church board, deacons and deaconesses, departmental leaders, etc. The structure may not be the same in every church, but every member of the church has a need, one way or another. Some of the needs are within our ability to meet them, while others are not.

In the opening scripture, we observe that calling on the elders of the church in times of sickness is a kind of need that has gone beyond one’s ability.

Dear beloved, you are encouraged to pray for yourself in times of crisis, but when you observe that the crisis has gone beyond your ability, kindly call on the leadership of the church for assistance (Acts 6:1–7).

Do not be shy about this because God has given them authority to address the needs of the members. They are more than willing to assist you both spiritually and physically so that you can stand and be able to assist others too. Hallelujah! Be your brother’s keeper!

Prayer Point: My loving Father, thank you for putting an organized structure in my church to assist me. Please stir up boldness in me to call on the leadership of my church any time a crisis goes beyond my ability, in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Were you blessed by today’s message? Kindly go to the comment section and share your comments, and testimonies. Let’s also know your challenges so that we can pray for you.