During this week’s cell group meeting, Johann shared that as a church worker, he found it very easy to pray for the terminally ill and how to always be there for them. However, when a family member is diagnosed with the same disease, he suddenly felt at a loss and don’t know how to pray.
This led to other members sharing how they have gone through rough patches of their lives when a family member or a loved one has to suffer ill health, how difficult it was to comfort them as well as to feel comforted, and how difficult it was to find the right words to pray.
This resulted in the whole meeting’s atmosphere feeling so low, solemn and depressing.
At that point of time, I felt God drop a Word in my heart.
My biggest regret is not sharing it.
“Each and everyone of us has made that decision to respond to the altar call, the very first one where we gave our hearts to Jesus. With each and every step we took towards the stage, I remember Pastor Kong assuring us that each step we took towards God, God would take 10,000 steps towards us. It was the assurance that as we draw nearer to God, God will definitely draw nearer to us.
So the thing is this, if we can trust God for our salvation, if we can believe that God’s Spirit was able to raise Jesus from the dead,
That same Spirit that raised Lazarus from the dead,
That same Spirit that restored to Job all that he had lost,
That same Spirit that protected David in the lion’s den,
That same Spirit that shielded the 3 men in the fiery furnace,
That same Spirit is also here for you.”