I had been driving to a town almost 200 miles away for an annual professional conference. I had set out expecting the drive to be a fun adventure, but then my vehicle broke down. With no emergency roadside help available, I called some colleagues who were attending the same conference. Somehow, they passed by me and had to turn back to find me. It was getting dark; the situation was looking bleak, and I was getting scared. I uttered a desperate prayer, “Help me, Lord!” My colleagues finally found me, and the story ended well.
So many times we find ourselves in bad situations, jumping into things without careful consideration or proper planning. We hope that everything will sort itself out. Often, by the time we realize our errors, we have already gotten to the point of no return.
Thankfully God does not care for us according to our faithfulness or intelligence but according to God’s unconditional love and tender mercies. No matter how bleak the situation, God is only a prayer away. The eloquence of our prayers does not matter; a desperate cry from a needy heart is enough to catch God’s attention.