Thursday, February 5, 2009

God's Help Is Near

The Lord is close to everyone
who prays to him,
to all who truly pray to him.
Psalm 145:18

Healing begins when we do something. Healing begins when we reach out. Healing starts when we take a step. God's help is near and always available, but it is only given to those who seek it. Nothings results from apathy...

God honors radical, risk taking faith.

When arks are built, lives are saved. When soldiers march, Jerichos tumble. When staffs are raised, seas still open. When a lunch is shared, thousands are fed. And when garment is touched - whether by the hand of an anemic woman in Galilee, or by the prayers of beggars in Bangladesh - Jesus stops. He stops and responds.

This passage is an excerpt from Max Lucado's book "He Still Moves Stones" and republished on "Grace By The Moment" devotional book. This is actually the February 4th devotion and nothing could come close and relevant to my situation right now that this passage. My dear friend Cassie gave me this devotional book for Christmas and it never fails to encourage me. Interestingly, she knows everything I am going through right now and I know she would agree that this is a perfect devotion for me today.

Risk Taker - that's what I am right now.

UPDATE: Adam posted this on Facebook. I thought it'll be good to post it here too:

1 comment:

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Liza I needed this encouragment this morning. Will be so happy when my body has totally healed from this surgery.