Weekly Teachings by Erik Momsen
Cry out to Jesus
by Erik Momsen
Real pain is the same no matter what part of the world we are in. Real pain comes from loss of those we love though death or dissolving relationships. Loss of self, our hopes and dreams and loss of connection with God. Real loss is loss of life - physical, emotional and spiritual.
To everyone who's lost someone they love
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
when you said goodbye
And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there's nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right
There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus
For the marriage that's struggling just to hang on
They lost all of their faith in love
They've done all they can to make it right again
Still it's not enough
For the ones who can't break the addictions and chains
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that you're not alone in your shame
And your suffering
When your lonely
And it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out, you just cry out to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
To the widow who suffers from being alone
Wiping the tears from her eyes
For the children around the world without a home
Say a prayer tonight. (Third Day - "Cry Out to Jesus")
We can try all kind of good advice and potions but a broken heart is hard to mend. Some say time heals, but not always. There is another factor required. The hand of the One who made the human heart. It is only with the touch of the great physician that joy, hope, love and faith return.
The tragedy of the modern world is that people have lost faith and stopped calling out to the one who can bind up the broken heart.
"And shall not God avenge His own elect who cry day and night to Him, though He has been long-suffering over them? I say to you that He will avenge them speedily. Yet when the Son of man comes, shall He find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:7,8)
This is the defining statement in a parable Jesus teaches about crying out to God. The question at the end is however, "Will he find faith?".
The parable of Luke 18:1-8 teaches:
"And He also spoke a parable to them to teach it is always right to pray, and not to faint, saying, A certain judge was in a certain city, not fearing God, nor respecting man. And a widow was in that city. And she came to Him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary. And he would not do so for a time. But afterward he said within himself, Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, that she not wear me down in the end. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says. And shall not God avenge His own elect who cry day and night to Him, though He has been long-suffering over them? I say to you that He will avenge them speedily. Yet when the Son of man comes, shall He find faith on the earth?"
v.1 "It is always right to pray, and not to faint."
v. 2ff - The parable sets up a daunting situation. A godless, compassionless judge find that he has to give in to a widows cry because of her persistence.
The message is that despite what the world does, God will reward persistence.
So many things are beyond our control but not our will and our faith. I have the complete right and ability to hold fast to a fact of faith and stand on it to the end.
Pain in this world is inevitable but also my healing if I have the faith to call out to Jesus. I know of no other answer --- rather let me say; There is no other answer to the pain the world inflicts but to cry out to Jesus. Don't blame Him. It is not His fault. Just cry out to Jesus.
Date Added: 2010-11-09
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