Sony’s Thoughts: Desperate for Jesus

As I turned on the radio the other day, I heard Michael W. Smith singing, “I’m lost without you. I’m desperate for you.” I’ve heard the song before but that second line jumped out at me as I thought, “Am I desperate for Jesus? What does that mean?”

Dictionary.com defines “desperate” as:

  • Feeling, showing, or involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with
  • (of an act or attempt) Tried in despair or when everything else has failed; having little hope of success
  • (of a situation) Extremely bad, serious, or dangerous
  • (of a person) Having a great need or desire for something

Do you realize that, without Christ, you are hopeless? Nothing or no one can give you hope when your world is crumbling. Nothing or no one can grant you joy in the midst of trying circumstances, peace in the midst of despair, etc. Do you desire a close relationship with Christ that you will do whatever it takes, surrendering all to Him because you know you can’t live without Him? These are the questions I’m asking myself. It’s easy to let things slip in that take away from time you could spend with Jesus but nothing is more important than having that deep relationship, feeling Him by your side in everything you do.

When everyone else has deserted you, Jesus is there. In the middle of the night when you’re feeling lonely, Jesus is there. When you’ve lost a loved one to death, Jesus is there to comfort you and hold you close. Make sure there is nothing hindering His presence in your life. How desperate are you?

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