This Poor Man
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him from all his troubles.
Perhaps, the hardest thing for us to admit is that we are poor. Regardless of our income or our savings accounts, we are poor spiritually. Our only source of spiritual wealth is in relationship to the Father through Jesus Christ. When we realize we have nothing to offer and are in need, we are at a point where we can truly understand the grace of God.
I’m guilty of trying to handle my troubles on my own. When I can’t, I cry out to God. In truth, however, any ability I have to handle anything comes from God. My selfish need for independence tries to take charge, and God often sits back and allows it until I come to the end of myself. Then, He hears my cry and goes to work on my behalf.
Accept your poor condition today, and rest fully in the luxurious grace of God. He sees all your troubles and has the ability to lay them at your feet. Whether He decides to strengthen you to endure your trial or to deliver you from it completely, you cannot overcome it on your own. Cry out to Him, and hand it over to Him. Saving us is what God does best, and He gave us the very best He had in His Son. Rely upon the finished work of the cross to see you through whatever hardship you face today. Where you are weak, He is strong, and He hears the cry of the poor.
Have a blessed day!