Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
For to this end, we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. 1 Timothy 4:10
Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Revelation 19:6
In reflection today, after taking time to pray, I found myself repeating these words – Help, Hope, and Hallelujah – several times crying for help from our Lord and simultaneously praising HIM for everything happening in my life.
I didn’t plan on repeating these words, and don’t recall when I may have combined the three together in one prayer, but today was one of those days.
When you need help from someone because the issue you are facing is larger than you; when your situation has turned bleak and the options don’t look favorable; or when you realize you haven’t celebrated anything about life for a long while, your heart simply cries emotionally the words you feel at the moment, and these three hung out there for the Lord to hear.
Now my problems aren’t anything compared to the many trials my brothers and sisters face each and every day, but today was one of those days where my world felt over loaded. Without getting into details, today was one of those days where my little portion of the Kingdom was being overran by invisible, mental gremlins. For the moment, I had taken my eyes off the central core of my being, Jesus Christ. When I do, all the problems, trials, and tests of life seem overwhelming. All I want to do is quit the race, enter a monastery, and reflect on life rather than live it out.
I think most of you know what I mean.
Yet, as a Christ-follower, blessed with the experience of continual answered prayers, the knowledge and awareness of HIS presence on a regular basis, and the assurance given me through HIS Word and the heavenly fruit produced in me, I do have those days where one gets tired of hanging in there to finish the race.
One of my favorite Scriptures is Mark 13:13 – one who endures to the end will be saved. And Romans 5:4 where Paul writes endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
Yes, I am thankful when those overwhelming days come upon us, we have a Savior and Helper who provides us with Hope, and we can thank HIM with multiple Hallelujahs for hearing us and providing the resources to whither the storms in our lives.
So, if you are having one of those H3 days, and haven’t yet learned the joy of turning to HIM in prayer, why not put HIM to the test. You have the privilege to speak with the Creator of Heaven and Earth and ask HIM for assistance with your issues. He waits at the door and knocks (Rev. 3:20). You only have to open the door and HE will gladly join you in your corner of the world as you join HIM in HIS. Help, Hope, Hallelujah are all found in HIM.
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