I called on Your name, O Lord, From the lowest pit. You have heard my voice: Do not hide your ear from my sighing, from my cry for help. You drew near on the day I called on You, And said, Do not fear! Lamentations 3:55-57 NKJV
In 1977 I was a troubled teenager. My grandfather asked if I would go to a Christian retreat. I went out of respect for him. That weekend I began an incredible journey.
It was many years before I came to know Jesus as Lord and Savior but I knew God was calling me. I continued to live an immoral lifestyle. In my heart I had the desire to surrender my life to Jesus, but my flesh cried out No Not Now, Wait!
1992 was a year of great heart ache and sadness for me. I began to call out to God the only way I knew how. I recited the Lord’s Prayer.
God rescued me from heartache and depression. The Lord rescued me from the hopelessness and despair of drug addiction and alcoholism. He rescued me from a prison sentence. I asked God to restore my family. Jesus did just that and so much more!
When I cried out to Jesus He heard my voice. The day God drew near He began to communicate with me. One of the first things the Lord said to me is, “My hand has always been upon you!”
The Lord was protecting me for the day of my salvation. Jesus gave me what I needed when I needed it to believe He is God!
No one is beyond the Lord’s reach. No man or woman or child is so lost Jesus cannot save them. God wants everyone to enter into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ!
Jesus wants you to pray for the lost, the lonely and the brokenhearted. God wants to transform, restore and bless the people He created in His image and likeness. Jesus wants to use you to bring people to salvation!
God’s people are not immune to heartache and depression. Anyone can fall into hopelessness and despair. Drug addiction and alcoholism are far to prevent among God’s people. There are Christian men, women and young people floundering in prisons.
You cannot crawl into a pit so deep Jesus cannot hear you. There is nothing you can do that will cause God to hide His ear from your cry. The day you call out to Jesus He will draw near. What will Almighty God say to you?
Do not fear my child. I am here. I will help you. I have loved you since before the foundations of the world. I will never leave you or turn my back on you!
Maybe you thought God turned His back on you. He has not. Maybe people who want to harm you appear to be having their way. They will not. Jesus is on your side. Jesus called you by name because He has a plan to prosper your spirit and lead you into your eternal home!
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