“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:16).
The Lord calls us to the throne of grace, not when we have it all together, but when we find ourselves in a time of need. He is not calling us in this hour because we are strong but because he knows that we need him, and he desires for us to finish the work he has commissioned us to do in this generation.
A recent magazine article talking about the calamities currently facing the world had the following headline: WHO WILL SAVE US? People in our society are beginning to realize that we are in a storm of unprecedented proportions, and a cry for help is rising.
When you start talking about returning to prayer and the work of God, you may face arguments from the enemy. Perhaps even the frailty of your own heart will come against you to discourage you: “Your time has passed. God called you once before but you walked away and now it is too late.” Don’t listen to those voices!
You and I must be awake to the hour in which we are living — and alive to the power of God. If we choose to let God manifest his glory through us, our lives can count for much good in the days that remain. Indeed, the days ahead will be dark, but remember that our destiny is to be a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden. There is no safer place to be than in the hands of God.
God is good and his mercy endures forever. No matter where you are today, no matter how helpless and hopeless you feel, call out to God. When we call out to the Lord, our lives and testimonies are restored, and as a result, many others will find the mercy of God in Jesus Christ.
Carter Conlon joined the pastoral staff of Times Square Church in 1994 at the invitation of the founding pastor, David Wilkerson, and was appointed Senior Pastor in 2001.