Short Bible Study

An Impromptu Meeting With God

“For who we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.  Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

In the middle of a busy week, when a couple unexpected things happen and your to-do list is practically untouched, do you sort of lose your bearings and get disoriented?  That’s what happened to me this week and by Thursday morning, I felt like a failure.  My goal for Thursday AM was time with God so He could shift my perspective, but again, the theme of the week prevailed and the morning didn’t go as planned.

I had no idea how I was going to get through the day with this overwhelmed, don’t-know-up-from-down feeling.  I’m not the only one who has these days, am I?  As I rushed to get the day started, I asked God for a favor.  “God, can you meet me before work?  Can I just get in your presence before work?”

On the way to work, through a message I was listening to, God met me in such a real way.  An overwhelming sense of Jesus reassuring me, saying, “I died for you while you were still a sinner.  I know all you’ve done and all you will do.  Not one of your failures is hidden from me, but still I died for you.  Keeping running to me as blind Bartimaeus did.”

What a specific prayer to be answered.  I was in a funk and I wasn’t sure exactly what I needed, but God did.  I’m sharing this because I feel like we all get into those situations where we lose our bearings and the world gets too much for us, but we try to somehow get back on our own.  I think those are the moments where God wants to meet us the most!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit

Oh, what needless pain we bear

And what a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer.

Trying to Live Like Christ,

Josh

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