CALLED TO FAITH // MAY 5, 2021
And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.
This father was facing a desperate situation that was out of his control. With cries of faith, he came to Jesus. Have you ever been there?
We have all heard the phrase, "Desperate times calls for desperate measures." What if we change it to: "Desperate times call for some faith!" The challenges of life can be overwhelming. Often, we see no way out. In the face of heartbreak and disappointment, what do we do? We cry out in faith to God in complete surrender.
Our desperation is a gift if we let it be. We don’t need to try to hide our weakness, emptiness or defeat. We don’t have to run from these things. Desperation with faith often precedes a miracle, and this is where we meet Jesus.
Every believer is called to a life of faith even in desperate situations. Let your desperation be a tool of faith, not of fear. Jesus is the miracle worker for those in desperate need of him. Can you relate to the father in this story? Are you in desperate need of a miracle? Take time today to pray in faith and believe God for a breakthrough. If you would like prayer, please reach out. We are here for you!