Are you looking to be rescued? Are you looking for a superhero to come in and save the day? Do you feel like a damsel in distress? Do you feel like you have been abandoned behind enemy lines? Do you know there is a Savior waiting for you to ask for His help?
We all have down days. We all experience times of feeling abandoned. Some of those times are worse than others. Some are minor and others cause us to weep crocodile tears for hours or days. We look for someone, anyone to reach out a helping hand.
It can be completely debilitating when we have those especially bad times. We become motionless. We are drained of energy. We curl up in the fetal position in bed and have no desire to move. Or we wonder aimlessly, not seeing anything around us.
It is in times like these we need to remember we do have a Savior. He has never and will never leave us. I know, it’s not like He is there with us physically, like a real person. Or, is He? Have you ever thought that He just might be right there in front of you?
We see in Hebrews 13:2 that some have entertained angels without knowing it. We know that God works through people. So, how do we know Jesus doesn’t show up for us physically? Perhaps He is not in the form that we expect, but He may very well be there in the person who is offering a helping hand at the very time you need it. He may be the stranger who offers you an encouraging message. He may be the person with the bright eyes that passes you in the store.
As we look toward a Christmas like no other in our past, we all feel a darkness about us. We feel as though something is missing. We long for times past when things felt normal, unchanged, and traditions were kept. Yet, we know this Christmas is not the same.
The Jews felt much the same way as they were held captive in both Egypt and Babylon. They cried out to God to send a Savior. God promised to send His Messiah, but it wouldn’t happen in their lifetime. Perhaps this year we can identify with the Jews in captivity in the Old Testament more than we ever have before.
I pray we all hold on to the promises of God. I pray we continue to cry out to God for deliverance. I pray each one of us will remember that Jesus has said He will never leave us, and He will return. Hold on to God’s promises. Ask God to deliver you. Trust Jesus is always with you.
Isaiah 19:19-20 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lordat its border. It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to theLord because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them.