Posts Tagged ‘desperation’


“Remember your promise to me; it is my only hope. Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.” ‭‭(Psalms‬ ‭119:49-50‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Kashmir Singh, an Indian national, was convicted in the late 1970’s of spying and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in Lahore, Pakistan, but the government stayed his execution shortly after. For 35 years, Singh lived on death row until 2008, when he was pardoned by President Pervez Musharraf. An emotional Singh spoke in an interview regarding his time at the Kot Lakhpath jail: “Hope keeps us alive. If there is no hope, then it would be difficult to live.” 

Hope is powerful indeed. As Christians, our hope comes from the Lord. Sometimes it comes straight from the pages of His Word, the Bible. Sometimes God gives it to us in another way, maybe through a situation or through a fellow Christian. But in one way or another, God makes Himself available to us in the form of His promises.

If God has given you hope through a promise that is yet to be fulfilled, remind Him of it. He’s not forgetful, but always working according to His plans for us. Reminding God of His words can help bring them to pass because He rewards our persistent cries! You are loved today! Live expecting!


Your voice will whisper from the ground like a ghost conjured up from the grave.” (Isaiah‬ ‭29‬:‭4‬ NLT)

Three pastors sat at a coffee shop talking, discussing amongst themselves about the right posture for prayer. One was an advocate for kneeling and wailing, the second chose standing with hands raised, while the third affirmed that pacing quietly worked best for him. A patron nearby decided to chime in: “I’m not a pastor, I just repair phone lines on the tall utility poles. But my best prayer was when I was hanging upside down by my tool belt, 40 feet up in he air!”

Prayer is an essential part of the Christ Life. Much like a marriage, if there’s no communication, then the relationship dries up. As the text suggests, sometimes our prayers are faint, issued from a place near death. Or it could be like Peter, when he walked on water but began to sink, crying out, “Lord, save me!” Both are effective.

Each person has their own way to comfortably pray. The posture isn’t a sacred thing. What is, is that we do it! Even if you feel like you have one foot in the grave, never stop praying! God hears and responds! You are loved today!