So, I shared this on my Snapchat on Christmas Day and felt that it would be a great way to start my first #testimonytuesday of 2018! The first of many, God willing.
This one is short, sweet, & to the point. I was in church one Sunday with my family. I am not usually able to listen to the message because I have a 2 year old.
Anyway, I was in the back of the church because Sarah was being terrible, oops, I mean “terrific”, as only a 2 year old can be. I was holding her in my arms, when she started to yell, “Help me, I’m stuck!” How me holding her constitutes as being “stuck” is beyond me, but I digress. Sarah then proceeds to yell out the names of all of her relatives on both sides, “Grandma, Grandpa, Titi (Aunt), Tio (Uncle), Kobe (dog), Fuzzy (cat)”.
I couldn’t help but chuckle hearing her because I immediately thought, “She is calling on all the wrong names. Now if she called out her daddy’s name… her daddy would come running.”
And all of sudden it was like, BAM. The Holy Spirit started ministering to me. I thought to myself, How many times have I been in this exact same situation? How many times have I found myself metaphorically “stuck” in my circumstances and instead of calling on my Heavenly Father, I look to literally anyone or anything else to help me out of what I am going through? Sadly, all that does is dig us deeper and deep into the hole.
But alas! There is good news! Psalm 40:1-2 says:
I waited patiently for the Lord,
and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.
2 He brought me up from a desolate pit,
out of the muddy clay,
and set my feet on a rock,
making my steps secure.
We have a Heavenly Father who not only hears us when we call on him, but who is able and willing to “bring us up” from whatever desolate pit we may find ourselves in. Be it in our relationships, finances, work, [insert desolate pit of your choice].
We just have to call on his name.