"You're My Last Hope"
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So many times people come to us
saying, "I've tried everything and your ministry is my last hope." They
are sincere, Bible-believing Christians, but something in their life has
overwhelmed them. They are so beaten up, they aren't able any longer to
stand in faith on their own. When they say to us, "You are my last
hope," that's what they really feel like.
These people are like the paralyzed
man in Mark Chapter 2:1-12. That man, sick of the palsy, had lost his ability
to move. He needed Jesus but he couldn't get to Him on his own. So four
people carried him to the house where Jesus was preaching the word. When
they arrived, they had to work through some obstacles until they could
lower the man into Jesus' presence. As they did, Jesus looked on
their faith--not just on the paralyzed man's faith, but on the faith
demonstrated by all of them as they worked to get the man to Jesus.
Seeing their faith, Jesus forgave the man and healed him.
As Word Based Counselors, we are like
those four friends. Our job is to get the one who has lost hope to
Jesus. And just knowing that begins to impart hope.
We are confident that Jesus has the
answers. So as Biblical counselors, we begin to seek the Lord on our
client's behalf. As we minister to the client concerning the obstacles
that separate them from Jesus, we know that Jesus will provide answers
and solutions to their problems. He will set that person free to walk in
wholeness of life.
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