Desperate For A Hand Up
I received a rare early morning call today from a dear brother in Christ. He had no idea I was struggling so much as I was perfectly fine last night. His call was in reference to other things, but God used him to speak truth in the midst of my pain. I told him I was struggling badly and needed his prayers. Immediately he began praying over the phone.
This man doesn’t have my exact battle, but a very similar battle. He prayed that God would give me patience as these moments can make you panic. He prayed that I could be calm and still before the Lord. He prayed that I would be reminded that God has always taken me through these painful times before. All of these words just confirmed that God was hearing my prayers.
It means so much for someone to love you in an understanding way. For others to pray for you when you can barely pray for yourself. I’m used to doing this for volumes of others. But, sometimes I desperately need this from others. It’s me, it’s me, it’s me oh Lord standing in the need of prayer. I’m grateful for those who stand in the gap for me. I know those prayers will see me through this storm. And these times will only make me more useful in reaching out to others.
(Ecclesiastes 4:9-10) “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”