Reach Out For The Lord

Reach Out For The Lord

There is nothing that the Lord can’t do. Nothing. There is nothing that He can’t fix, use or change. No matter how big your troubles seem, no matter how small and insignificant you feel, the Lord is bigger than all that.

I am a living testament to that, my friends.

Many moons ago, I was born two months early because I had to be taken, or else I would have died. When I was born I was a little over three pounds, and had to remain in the hospital for a long time afterward just to survive.

When my mom spoke with the doctors that night, they told her that she was a lucky woman. My mom knew she was lucky. Her baby had survived. But the doctor said no, that all the right people were on that night, or else her child wouldn’t have lived.

As I am now a mother, I cannot imagine what it would be like to wonder if the baby you have been carrying would survive. I can’t fathom her relief, yet also the scariness of wondering if the worst was over after I was born.

She is a strong, and faithful woman – she is a pillar of strength filled with the light of God who has held me up and helped me through the trials and sorrows of my life.

She gave me a window through which she has subtly pointed out how truly blessed I am. I thank God for her, her guidance and love. Another blessing from the Lord.

God has given me my life – saved me, not once – but twice. First when I was born, and then yet again, one sunny day on the banks of a lake at a nearby amusement park.

My pastor asked me, in front of the church members if I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior, and I said “Yes,”

I was washed in the waters of Baptism, right there in the lake…and I will tell you, I am renewed and saying “Yes,” to the Lord in praise even now.

I could tell you my whole life story, dear readers…but that would take a while, and it would end with a cliffhanger because I’m not quite sure how it ends yet. But to give you the gist: I’ve messed up in my life at times, yet God still loves me. I’ve made mistakes and taken bad turns on this road of life, yet God still redeemed me. He calls me His own, and for that, I can say it is the light and the hope of my life.

If I had to give you a summary of my testimony, it would be this : God saves. God Loves, and He has delivered me from hardship and famine of the spirit into delight and fellowship with the Holy Spirit. When I fall short, He beckons me back, heals my wounds and gives me truth to correct my path.

Reach out your hand, dear readers, and take what the Lord is offering you. It isn’t anything that you can do alone – you need the grace, mercy and peace of the Father. Christ is calling out, through your pain and suffering. He is opening His hand, offering you that amazing grace.

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28

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