As a prisoner to my thoughts, my addictions and habits.. I waited for the church to pray for me. Reach out and grab me, i thought, cant they see that im drowning? I wanted them to pray that i would be released from myself.
Yes God wants us to enjoy fellowship, but there was an error in my perspective that many people, I’ve noticed get caught in.
When Peter stepped out of the boat and walked towards the Messiah, his faith failed him and he too began to drown. He did not turn back towards the boat and ask his friends to jump in and save him.. Not like they wouldn’t have.. But Peter knew who could save him and he stretched his hand out to HIm.
When we are in a low place, we are in perfect position to reach out to our Savior. Some of my sweetest prayers and Gods amazing answers has come when i felt i was drowning, while i was walking through the valley. I have found myself more than once praying for the church body in my valleys.
We shouldnt forget that the church body is full of broken people as you and I… They need our prayer as much as we need theirs. Can we make sure we arent neglecting to pray for our brothers and sisters who are going through things within their own life?
God knows. So in conclusion…
The prisoner waited on the church to pray for them to be release from their bondage. They didnt know that the church was struggling internally. In desperation the prisoner reached out to the Only One who truly listened. Who truly knew. The prisoner separated their expectation of people to full dependance and high expectation of the God WHO CAN. In the prisoner’s heartbreak, they prayed for the church as well. God heard and saved the church and the church got better. The church turned back to God and prayed for the prisoners and visited the sick. That prisoner was freed by the church they helped in the unseen.