Definition of desperate from Webster:
- very sad and upset because of having little or no hope : feeling or showing despair. having lost hope. giving no ground for hope. frustration suffering extreme need or anxiety involving extreme danger or possible disaster. extreme intensity
- very sad and worried and with little or no hope showing great worry and loss of hope giving little reason to hope
- Someone who wants something so bad they will go to extreme lengths to get it.
- The state of doing anything in your means to get what you want.
We don’t have to wait till we hit rock bottom to come to JESUS. I did but I knew HE was there. Now I know HIM intimately and I wouldn’t change that for anything. My relationship with JESUS is the most important thing to me. Best part is it’s for everybody. Anything else you’re desperate for is for a short period of time. JESUS is forever.
JESUS is my hope for everything in my life. HE gives me hope and HE delivers when I need a healing, protection, comfort, peace, mercy, grace, love, provision.
There’s lots of people in the Bible that showed their desperation. JESUS gave me some. In Matthew Chapter 9 talks about a woman who had a disease in her blood for 12 years. She tried everything she knew to get well. She spent all her money on different doctors to be healed. Then one day she was desperate enough and heard that JESUS was around and thought to give HIM a try. She probably heard about JESUS and tried HIM as a last resort. Sounds like a lot of people today who want nothing to do with HIM or nothing to do with prayer until something happens in their life where they have nowhere else to turn. At this point in her life she thought JESUS was her only hope and she had to get to HIM to be healed. JESUS is our only hope to get to be healed, to be forgiven, to make it to heaven.
20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
How about the 4 friends who were desperate enough to carry their friend to JESUS on a cot for him to be healed. They not only carried him to JESUS but when it was so crowded they pulled some of the roof off and lowered him down.
Mark 2:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV)
“3 Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. 4 And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying.”
I’m gonna stay desperate for JESUS in a good way. Not because of despair but because I want more of HIM in my life.
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