In a moment of despair… that’s where we will meet Jesus

This morning I listened to Jay Meyer who spoke at Ginghamsburg a couple of weeks ago.  God uses Jay to lead the “Next Step” worship at Ginghamsburg on Saturday nights.  He’s a recovering addict who has been clean for 26 years.  He had a lot of moments of despair.  But in one particular low moment, a woman told him he’d never conquer his addictions without Jesus.  He said he went to his knees and cried out something like this:  “Jesus, I’m not sure who you are or what you’re about, but I need you and if you will save me, I’m all in for you.”  He’s got a great testimony.  And Jesus saved Him.

We’re really all in the same boat before we meet Jesus.  We’re not all drug addicts or alcoholics, but we’re all on our way to the same place.  We’re all on the boat that is headed for destruction.  There are certainly different cabins on the boat to destruction: first class, second class, third class, etc.  The irony is the higher the class you’re sailing in on the boat, the more difficult it is to have the moment of despair – the moment you realize your need for Him.  Jesus said it was so hard for the rich to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  When you’re driving the nicest cars, taking the most luxurious vacations, and eating the finest foods, it’s easy to think you’re OK without Him.

But blessed are the ones who realize their wretchedness.  Blessed are the ones who have the moment of despair that leads to life.  Blessed are those who get to the point that they say, “Jesus, I’m not sure who you are or what you’re about, but I need you and if you will save me, I’m all in for you.”  He will save you.  You can watch or listen to Jay’s message here if you have 30 minutes.  I encourage you to listen to this great song from Third Day – Cry Out to Jesus:

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Hard times and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s