Have mercy on me, for I am in distress!

Aug 26, 2010  |     |   General

I met a man arriving at our Men’s Center late one night in July. He came into my office and said, “I do not know what to do. I’m here because of problems with my wife, my health keeps getting worse, and tomorrow I have to stand before a judge in Federal Court because my disability benefits may be taken away.”

“I have good news for you”, I responded. With a doubtful look on his face, he waited for my next comment. I continued with “God brought you to this place to experience his supernatural intervention in your life; He wants you to own what He says in Psalm 31, which teaches us that God listens to the prayers of those who are afflicted and cry out to Him”.

Have mercy on me, for I am in distress!
My eyes grow dim from suffering.
I have lost my strength. – Psalm 31:9

That night, this man prayed in tears and with all his heart. I knew God was about to do something for him. I didn’t know what, but I knew he had become His child. After our meeting, I had little chance to see him much. However, three days later, he approached me and said, “I keep my disability benefits…. the judge finally approved it!”

The LORD deserves praise for
He demonstrated His amazing faithfulness
to me when I was besieged by enemies. – Psalm 31:21

Jonathan Lopez
Garland Thompson Men’s Center Hispanic /Latino Coordinator

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