“In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me” (Ps. 86:7).
A few weeks ago I served as a volunteer at the Designed for Life Women’s Conference at JQH Arena in Springfield, MO. During the three-day conference, hundreds of prayer request cards were filled out by women seeking God’s help in various situations.
When I piled all 400+ cards on the table, I was overwhelmed by the size of the stack. So much pain. So many needs.
But, in the next breath, I remembered that we serve a big God, one who is willing and able to answer! One who responds to the cries of His people!
Let me give you an example from the Bible.
One day when Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, they came across a man who sat by the roadside begging. When the man heard that Jesus was near, he cried out to Him. The Bible says the beggar shouted. His voice was so loud that people told him to be quiet.
But the man didn’t zip his lips. Instead, he shouted all the more!
Then Jesus stopped and asked the beggar, “What do you want me to do for you?” The man replied, probably without hesitation, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
Do you know what happened next? The blind man wasn’t blind anymore! He received his sight. And then he followed Jesus.
God cares about what’s happening in your life. Nothing is too trivial to bring to Him. No situation is too difficult for Him to handle. The Lord wants to help you. He wasn’t too busy to answer the man’s cries. And He isn’t too busy to answer yours.
The Lord sees right where you are. He hears your cries. And He will respond. It may not be immediate as it was for the blind man, but you can be confident God is working.
Today Jesus is asking, “What do you want me to do for you?”
Take your concerns to God in prayer. Just talk to Him about what’s on your mind and heart. Your words don’t have to be fancy or formal. Pour out your heart to the Lord in honest communication. Your heavenly Father is waiting. He loves you so much.