Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cry Out

I heard an awesome song this morning called "Cry Out to Jesus" by Third Day.  Here is the song/video if you haven't heard it yet.

I think everyone can relate to this song in some way.  It talks about losing those close to us, marriages that are failing and problems with addiction. 

There are so many people out there who think they can handle everything on their own.  It's not possible though.  We can't handle everything on our own and I think Jesus intended it to be this way so we would cry out to Him and ask Him for help, faith, mercy, grace, love, guidance.

This afternoon I was reading the "Kisses from Katie" book and I wanted to share this excerpt:

In Masese it was dark.  It was quiet.  The cold rain dripped through her thatched roof into her house of about four feet by four feet, soaking through the thin sheet she wrapped around her skeletal, frail body shivered with cold.  Her stomach rumbled with hunger, making sleep impossible.

Grace was sixty-five years old... she was totally blind and all alone.  Her HIV had progressed to full-blown AIDS, making it impossible for her tiny body to fight off any type of infection.  A merciless cough, caused by tuberculosis, racked her body.  In depsair she cried out to God, a God she has not spoken to in twenty years, believing He had forsaken her when AIDS took her precious husband and four children from this earth, and when her other two children, who later died of AIDS, abandoned her in search of a better life.  She wailed to Him and asked if He could hear her.  She knew her life was nearing its end.  She desperately wanted to believe in something, anything before she departed this world.  

The story goes on to talk about how that same day Katie (author of this book) was told about this woman by others in the village and she went to visit her.  This visit was the first of many and a deep bond formed between the two of them.  This woman was so desperate she cried out to God and He answered her prayer.  It was just a reminder to me that we can't handle it on our own.

Today,  I encourage you to lift up whatever you are struggling with and stop trying to handle it on your own.  Cry out to Him and He will meet you right where you are.


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