Monday, August 13, 2012


Today's message in church was about desperation. Many of us have felt desperate about one thing or another in life, but the one thing we should seek in desperation.....many of us stray from. If you haven't guessed yet, I'm speaking about God.  You've probably heard the saying "desperate times,calls for desperate measures" right?  If you haven't, it basically expresses the notion that a desperate individual will do anything it takes to rectify their circumstances.

Why don't we think of placing it in God's hands first? No matter how tough the situation may be, it can never stand a match with the Lord. However, we choose to beat around the bush in attempts to solve our own problems. Our efforts may work from time to time, but ultimately we come out on the losing end of us vs. our problems. Its time to get desperate and seek the face of the creator.

One of the best biblical examples of someone who got desperate before God was none other than David. If anyone has seen their fair share of tribulations, David is among them. As he faced life threatening situations, he called on the Lord in the face of his enemies. Throughout the book of Psalms, his vulnerability is on full display. We see King David begging the Lord to deliver him from the hands of those who sought to take his life. And, over and over again, we see David give praises to his almighty father as he raises his mighty hand to save him!

1 Samuel 17:37
The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go, and the LORD be with you."

Lately, I have been all too familiar with desperation....I have felt that crying out to my heavenly father is all that I can do. Even with my blessings, there are times when I feel desperate. Like David, and the many other biblical examples, God has ALWAYS come through for me. Maybe not in the way that I planned or expected, but he comes through nonetheless. 

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

It's okay to be desperate. We've all been there. Use times of desperation to call out to God and allow him to prove his power in your life. Your desperation is his opportunity to manifest his glory =)

Peace and Blessings,