1 a : having lost hope b : giving no ground for hope
You are desperate when you run out of options. When you have done all you can with what you have and come up wanting.
You are desperate when you realize you have no control. No control of how others react. No control what others think. No control of what others choose.
You are desperate when you find out you are sick, really sick and man doesn’t have the perfect answer or a promised treatment to ensure recovery.
Desperation feels horrid. It feels scary. You only get there when you have burned through hope and have nothing left.
And yet desperation drives us to our knees.
To an honest place where we admit we have no power, no actual control.
It is the realization that we are impotent to procure any real change, unable to bring about that which we desire.
When we have nothing left, we have everything to gain.
Why? Because we throw ourselves on the mercy of God and admit the truth. We are human and not small gods. We are mortal and God is the immortal, all powerful, omniscient God.
It is actually the safest place to be when we feel the most vulnerable.
When we are just surviving hour by hour- we find God is walking with us minute by minute.
“Desperate, I throw myself on you: you are my God! Hour by hour I place my days in your hand, safe from the hands out to get me.”
Psalm 31:14, 15 MSG
“…for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down(relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] “
Hebrews 13:5 AMP
If you are in a desperate place right now, let go and throw yourself on God, because you are in good hands when you are in God’s hands.
Are you in a desperate place?
What can I pray for you?
What does walking with God minute by minute look like to you right now?