They say your pain scale is relative to the most pain you’ve ever felt. Currently mine is now “From zero to forceps”. But what about your Desperation? What happens in the moments where you’re out of control and things aren’t looking good?
Our son made his grand entrance to the world on Septmember 2nd a mere 9hours after my IV was started. This very fast labor best the pants off my first delivery and was a totally different experience than the first time. However on both “birth days” Jesus was more real to me then than at any other time. He always shows up right on time to be my peace in the midst of a storm.
Our little man, named Jentzen which means “God is Gracious”, had a quick entry into this world rather forcefully when his heart rate began to plummet and failed to regain its strength on the monitor. Decisions were made, oxygen was applied and it was time to put on my big girl panties. I was scared, my husband was scared, and from the silence of the medical staff - they were scared too. In that moment my heart cried out to Jesus. There wasn’t time for a fancy prayer, I couldn’t even fathom any words other than “Jesus help!” As my heart cried out for strength, assistance, endurance and peace our child was born in a moments time but everyone remained silent - even Jentzen. The umbilical cord had wrapped around his neck and he was not breathing. Again, all I could muster within my heart was “Jesus help” as the newborn nurse provided gentle stimulation again and again to cause him to cry. A loud cry wailed through the air and everyone in the room cheered.
As I hugged our son the events played over in my head and I began to thank the Lord for his goodness, and his response time. Our God doesn’t have a secretary who passes along messages that appear to be urgent. No, our God is accessible to all who trust and believe. And in a moments notice, without an eloquent prayer, just with the mention of his name, He was there to meet me right in the middle of my problem to deliver healing, restoration and peace.
So no matter your circumstance today, just say “Jesus”. And the one who hung the moon and stars will be there in an instant to be the help that you need. Let this simple fact be a constant reminder to always choose the straight and narrow as we journey along in this life. Because nothing is more important than walking close to The Father.
until next time-