Monday, September 12, 2011


12 September 2011

There is an account in the scripture in which the circumstance has all the signs of hopelessness, until the Word of the Lord Jesus turns the situation around 180 degrees.

Mark 5:35
While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”

These same thoughts will come to us saying, in essence, "It's hopeless.  Why bother to pray any further?"  However, Jesus stepped in with these words:

Mark 5:36
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be afraid; only believe.
Jesus then proceeded to raise the little girl from the dead.
Are your circumstances hopeless?  Is there no point in praying anymore, since things are too far gone?
No circumstance is hopeless.
Jeremiah 32:17 says:
Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.

"OK", you say, "He can rescue me, but will He rescue me in this situation?  Or will He ignore me?"

The Lord God is called Father all through the scripture for a good reason.  He loves His children.

Psalm 103:13
As a father pities his children,So the LORD pities those who fear Him.

The Lord Jesus reveals the nature of our Father, as it says in Hebrews 1:3
who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power,...

And Jesus turned no one away who asked for grace, mercy, or healing.

He will save us, too.  Don't be afraid, only believe.

Larry Carroll

All scripture quoted is from the New King James Version, Thomas Nelson Publishers.