One There Or?
It was Friday night and I was feeling pretty discouraged.
church had asked me to pioneer a ministry to a special ethnic group. After prayer
I knew it was God's purpose for me, and I gladly accepted.
A few weeks
into this, I felt pretty lonely. When you pioneer something, there is no previous
framework to follow. The only mandate I had was "reach them for Christ." I didn't
have anyone to work with me. I was pretty much on my own. Where do I start? What
do I do?
I called one of my friends -- she wasn't home. I called another
one -- no answer. I called a third one -- same result. Wasn't there anyone who
had time for me? I really needed to talk to somebody. I was feeling so down.
when I opened my Bible and my eyes fell on a scripture that I had read many times
before, but never with the meaning it had for me that day.
they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus (Matt. 17:8).
started crying before Him. My friends where not there right then, but Jesus was.
He had been there all along. I talked to Him for a long while. I told Him of my
insecurities, and that I did not know what to do next. His love filled the room
and peace filled my soul.
After a few hours I was full of joy, peace, purpose,
and the knowledge of what to do next.
I woke up early the next morning.
I couldn't wait to get going. With my guitar in hand I headed for the square where
this group of people frequently gathered. It was in the middle of the winter,
with cold and snow, but I had only one goal in my mind; to sing them into the
So out came the guitar, and I sat down on a bench in the square
and started singing in their language. It didn't take long before I could see
them stand here and there listening. A few weeks later the first family received
the Lord as their Savior, and many followed over the next couple of years.
is so awesome! Sometimes we get so caught up in the daily things that we forget
that He is right there, even when everybody else is gone. And the greatest thing
is that He has the best answer!
Maybe you've been feeling alone, with no
one to share your burdens. You know what? You are not alone. Jesus is right there!
And He does have the answer, or the touch, or the peace, or the joy or whatever
the depth of your soul is screaming for.
Just talk to Him.
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