God is Waiting to Help
by Min. Andre Gilford
From: Amazing Grace – The ROHO Devotional Series
Read: Mark 5: 21-43
There are moments in life where one is pushed to the brink. One may have tried every possible option and failed each time. One may have asked every possible person for assistance, yet was left to one’s own devices. You may have spent all of the money that you have and was left with nothing. A series of unfortunate events can leave you feeling helpless and alone. All of us have or will experience this at some point in our lives.
Jairus in the text had been pushed to the brink. His daughter was helplessly sick with no cure in sight. She was dying and he knew it. I can imagine that he tried all that he could, but was left without no choice but to go and seek out Jesus for her healing. Even when she was considered dead, his faith continued to rely on Jesus to restore his family where they needed to be.
When life has pushed us to our breaking point, Jesus is there to catch up and heal all of our wounds. These moments of crisis forces us to look to God for help and to remind us of how much we cannot do. God, our creator stands in the gap waiting for us to give control to God, so that God can do what God does best, show up and deliver. Make the choice to give up control to God so that he can restore you back to where you need to be.
Pray: God of mercy and love, you have shown yourself to be mighty and strong through all of life’s struggles and pain. Lest I forget you are waiting in the wings when all hope seems to be lost. My faith looks up to Thee. In the name of Jesus, Amen.