Sunday, December 16, 2007

Lord Help Me

Jesus was on His way to preach the gospel to the people of Israel, when He came across a woman who cried out saying, “Lord help me.” She needed the Lord’s help because her daughter was afflicted with an evil spirit.

She was very persistent in her faith, even when she heard Jesus say, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel,” {Matthew 15 v 24}. But these words of Jesus did not put her off, she had great faith, the kind of Faith that was strong and persistent, she knew that God was merciful. So she came to Jesus and fell down at His feet, and worshipped Him saying, “Lord help me.”

Again she heard Jesus say, “It is not meet to take the children’s bread and to cast it to the dogs.” and she said, “Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters table.” Then Jesus answered and said unto her, “O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.” And her daughter was made whole from that very hour,
{Matthew 15 v 26-28}.
I am reminded of a person who received a wonderful healing from Jesus in Luke 18, who heard that Jesus was passing by. He too just cried out saying, “Jesus thou Son of David have mercy upon me,” but the people around him said, “keep quiet.” Well, isn’t that just like it is today, people would like for us to keep quiet and not believe that God would help us.

Well, the blind man was certainly not going to give up, for he was persistent. He cried out again,” Jesus have mercy upon me, Lord help me,” Jesus saw his faith, and said, “Receive thy sight, thy faith hath saved thee.” And immediately he received his sight. Praise God, so just be persistent, do not give up, just pray, “Lord, help me.”

Now many of you will know that I suffered for nearly eight years with great pain and agony, but during this time I ceased not to cry unto the Lord day and night for His mercy. I cannot tell you of the times that I have cried, “Lord help me.” And now Jesus has delivered me from all my troubles, yes, He did it for me, and He will do it for you.

For we can see in these scriptures which speak of the persistent faith of God’s people that God will stop what He is doing and will attend to you because faith will always gets His attention. So if you are in need today, stop Jesus, do not let Him pass by, do not let people tell you that He is too busy to hear your hearts cry, He is waiting this moment your needs to supply, so reach out and touch the Lord as He goes by. Jesus will make you whole this very hour, dear child of God, if you persistently cry out, “Lord help me.”

“Be pleased O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste to help me,”--- “Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. {Psalm 40 v 13}, {Isaiah 41 v 10}.


marchmommie7 said...

This reminds me of one of my most favorite hymns by Fannie Crosby.

Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.
Savior, Savior,
Hear my humble cry,
While on others Thou are calling,
Do not pass me by.
Let me at a throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief;
Kneeling there in deep contrition,
Help my unbelief.
Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
Save me by Thy grace.
Thou the spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside Thee,
Whom in Heav’n but Thee.

I'm so thankful we have a God that care about our needs and hurts.

Billy said...