The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

In My Trouble He Saved Me

Have you reached a point of desperation and cried out to the Lord? As we go through life’s journey it is not unusual for any of us to cry out to the Lord. When I was in my mid-twenties, I was in a major car accident when another car hit my vehicle at 70 miles per hour. Before I was knocked out by the impact I cried out to the Lord. I believe the Lord answered my cry of desperation and saved me. A personal friend was assaulted and left for dead, but God heard his cry and rescued him physically and spiritually. In his desperation, the Lord set him on a new path, a path of hope.

A Roman Officer was also desperate because his servant was ill. Matthew 8:When Jesus returned to Capernaum, a Roman officer came and pleaded with him, “Lord, my young servant lies in bed, paralyzed and in terrible pain.” [1] God used his desperation to draw him into a personal encounter with Jesus. In addition, God used desperation to bring a miracle of healing to his young servant.

How many people are crying out to Jesus in their desperation right now? Maybe it is an illness, a broken relationship, an abusive situation, or something else that has placed them in a hole so deep, only God can get them out. It is not unusual for the Lord to do amazing things in our lives when we are desperate. When we are desperate, we realize that we are not in control. When we are desperate, other doors maybe closed, but God’s door is always open. When we are desperate, we suddenly become more open to what God has for us.

God often uses desperation to mold, humble and transform us. Psalm 107:19 says, “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. [2] We have a God who listens to our cries and directs us as we listen to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit.

What are your concerns would you like to speak to the Lord about? How does knowing that God listens give you hope in difficult times? No problem is too large or too small for the Lord to listen to and give you comfort, guidance and direction. Philippians 4:6Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. [3]

To hear more about the healing of the Centurion’s servant, listen here:

[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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