The phone rang as soon I sat down in the living room’s cozy, leather couch. I glanced at my watch and had a random thought, “perfect timing! We can catch up…”
Her voice trembled as she called out my name in despair and fear.
I knew then, there was a family emergency.
My heart skipped a beat or two when I demanded the ‘bad news’ without much delay.
“He attempted suicide”, she declared.
After I gathered all relevant details and suggested a course of action, I was still in state of shock.
I prayed on behalf of the family and was reminded of His faithfulness. God would never leaves us nor forsake us. The Lord gives us the strength, comfort and peace in the midst of chaos and state of disbelief.
I silently prayed.
‘God, give him a glimpse of hope for the future. He has lost his way and is quite desperate in life; he does not even know you or any of your promises. Please, capture his tender heart now, embrace him with your loving arms, whisper in his ear ‘how much’ you love him, forgive him and lead him to salvation. You are a God of ‘many’ chances and your patience never runs out so rescue him from darkness this evening and show him a new way of life. In Jesus name I pray, Amen’
Jesus hears our prayers. He certainly understands our state of mind and heart.
How many of us have the strength to manage unexpected, disheartening news, tragedies or even sudden death of a loved one?
Personally, I am run-down at times.
There is no life apart from Jesus.
He is my living water, refuge and comforter in the storms of life.
Jesus is LIFE indeed.
“which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”
Ephesians 1:23 NIV
Jesus understands all of our unfortunate circumstances and He is the One who can helps us get thru it one day at a time.
Apart from Jesus, there is no life!