Unsure about me;
And who I am growing up to be
Unsure about life,
And if I will ever get anything right.
Unsure about pain,
And if I will ever get out of the rain
Unsure about work,
And if I will ever go back to the Church
Unsure about hopes,
And if I will ever learn the ropes
Not unsure of Jesus,
And I know in my heart Him will all lead us!
“for, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Have you ever felt like your life isn’t going your way? Yes, I’m sure you have because we all have been there. It could be something as small as being upset about missing your train so now you are going to be late for work or ordering lunch and they gave you the completely wrong meal that you already prepaid for on Grub Hub, even getting caught in the rain with no umbrella or shelter to shield you from the storm. This weekend I was doing my own grumbling about my moving day not going exactly according to the plan; however, we got the move done. These are small insignificant things that most of us obsess over when we should just be grateful that we have such minor problems in the first place, right?
We all are aware of much more serious issues going on in this world, such as starvation, extreme violence, slavery, natural disasters, etc that many people around the world face, even ongoing prosecution, and punishments for being Christian. These people would LOVE to have our problems of worrying about being late for work or movers coming hours late for the job, even though in the end the job gets done and much faster than expected. I know you feel like a horrible person now, right? Well, you shouldn’t feel horrible that you worry about stuff because that is what we all do. Just remember how BLESSED YOU ARE and God is always here to help you no matter what your issues are.
‘fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. ‘Isaiah 41:10
People like friends, family, and neighbors are also here to help you through Jesus if you allow them. Here is a funny story that you may or may not have heard:
There was a man that was in the mist of a terrible storm that flooded his entire home and area that he lived. Before the storm the man prayed to God to help him during this terrible time. Then the storm happened and many people around him that did not evacuate were in serious trouble, including him. He ended up making it to the roof of his sinking home praying for God to rescue him. As he was waiting and praying a guy with a boat came by and asked him if he needed to be rescued, however the desperate man on top of the roof refused that man with the boat’s help. So the man simply continued on his way. The man on top of the roof continued to pray and wait for God to rescue him as another man with an even bigger boat came by. That man with a much bigger boat asked him to come into his boat so he can safely get to dry land. However the man on the roof refused once again. So that second man after trying to convince him that he must come because he will not survive the rising waters finally gave up and went on his way. The man on the roof of the sinking house continued to pray to God now even harder since his time was running out and he was unable to swim. After hours went by a third man came by with a speed boat and in this boat he has water and food for the man on the roof. The man with the speed boat pleaded with the man on the roof to come quick since they are expecting a tsunami and after that comes there will be no more rescues for ANYONE! However the man on the roof, weak and tired still refused the help since he was waiting for God to come rescue him. Reluctantly after 10 mins of trying to convenience the man on the roof to come with him he left to look for others who needed to be rescued. Then about an hour later the man on the roof was in mid pray the tsunami hit and everyone’s home around including his was completely submerged in water. The man on the roof ended up drowning and when he met God in heaven he was very confused and asked Him, “I prayed, prayed, and prayed some more for you to rescue me and you never did, Why not Father? God replied back to him, “You didn’t see the three boats I sent to rescue you?”.
‘and he supposed that his brethren understood that God by his hand was giving them deliverance; but they understood not. ‘Acts 7:25
I am sure you understand the moral of this story, which is God, sends people to help us in our time of need. It is up to us to take help or refuse it since we all have free will. Do not ignore what God has done for you through others and we MUST do the same back to others. This is the Christian way and this is what Jesus was trying to teach us in the Bible. This weekend my rescuer was my Dad who didn’t hesitate to come to my aid when I needed him (like many many times before). He helped my mom and me during the weekend of our move and I am grateful to have a Dad like him in my life.
Who did God send to rescue you in your time of need? Please share your story in the comments below.
‘in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; ‘ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18