I read a great blog post from the longest-running Lutheran blog. Pastor Clint Schnekloth (who serve in Arkansas) wrote Mid-life Lesson #20: Accepting help is a spiritual gift. I encourage you to check it out. I think many Americans have a hard time receiving assistance from others because we place such a strong emphasis on self-reliance. The reality is that we are all interdependent and we need one another. God created us to love our neighbor, and sometime loving the neighbor means receiving love from our neighbor.
Lord Jesus, help me to be able to accept help from others.