A few weeks ago I was stuck in an elevator, it was only for about 15 minutes, but to me it felt like half a lifetime. As I stood in the elevator waiting -as that was the only thing I could do- I began to talk to God. I asked Him for His help, and really the only words I could muster were "Help me Jesus."
He hears those prayers too you know, it doesn't have to be a long oration, filled with elegant words. He even answers the unspoken prayers of our hearts, the pain we think we have safely and neatly locked away, in the deep recesses of our hearts-He sees those too. We always have an Advocate praying for us,when we can't pray for ourselves. Romans 8:26 ESV "Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words."
As time went by for me in that elevator as slow as molasses, I was reminded of how small I really am, how big God is, and how little control I really have. We try to control so many facets of our lives, but God holds this world in His hands. He is the Author of all things, it is His will that will prevail.
Acts 17:28 NIV For in him we live and move and have our being.’[a] As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
I remember at one point I said, Jesus is this it for me? Wondering if it was my time to die, and I remember feeling really peaceful because after all, I'd get to be with the love of my life. I felt a great assurance that if I died that day, I would be with Jesus in paradise. Friend can you say the same? Have you made Jesus your Lord and saviour ? The Bible says if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NIV "If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
Don't let another day go by without making a choice to confess, and believe in the gospel. It is the good news, and it changes the life definitively. Tomorrow is promised to no one, and one day all the world will have to stand before God, and answer one question : what did you do with my Son?
1 Peter 1:24 NLT "As the Scriptures say, "People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades."