Someone once said, "I used to have a handle on life, then it broke!" Perhaps we have all felt that way at some time or another. In fact, in many cases, that’s a good place to be! Really, Cliff? Yes, because it is in those times when God speaks to us the loudest and clearest.
Did you realize that King David was a crybaby? Are your kidding? You mean the great King of Israel cried? Yes. He cried a lot. “I cried out to the LORD, and He heard me…” (Psalm 3:4). “But in my distress, I cried out to the LORD; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard from His sanctuary; my cry to Him reached His ears” (Psalm 18:6).
And there are many other verses I could share with you to prove my point. One of our greatest problems as followers of Jesus, is that we have too many things in life we depend upon to give us what we need (or at least what we think we need). Yet, when those “things” are exhausted and there is no other place to go when trouble or tragedy strikes, then we cry to the One who is always there Who has a intimate desire to provide for us. Why is God always our last chance instead of our first choice?
I really enjoy praying in the company of others who are so hooked into God that they cry when they pray. They are overcome with either the problems they go to God with, or they are just simply overwhelmed by God’s presence and provision.
In this month of May, I want to share with you about God’s great provisions. This coming Sunday we will look at God’s Mercy. Next Sunday is Mother’s day and we will share about God’s provision of Mothers in our lives and then on and on through the five Sundays of May. I hope you will be committed to being here.
Right now would you do me a favor? Would you stop what you are doing as you read this and get down on your knees (if you can) and cry out to God. He’s listening. He’s watching. He’s waiting – to provide!