We Cry Out, He Answers
My self-sufficiency dies hard. I’m still learning that when I cry out to the Lord, He is faithful to answer.
For the last 6 months, I have headed Desert Stream Care. I have witnessed His unfailing response to your cries for care. We seek Him in the confusion and division of our broken lives or those of our loved ones. He answers because His is the Kingdom of the poor. We receive Heaven in our distress.
I experienced this truth profoundly as a 21-year-old. Confronted with the emptiness of my same-sex pursuits, magnified by an HIV-diagnosis, and desperate for help, I discovered this Heavenly Father who ran after me in my despair. His love enabled me to acknowledge my great need for Him. He waited for my call. He answered! And over time, He has helped me to become helpful to others in their distress.
That’s why I love DSM Care! It is a new sound bridge on which His beloved sons and daughters encounter the God who saves.
I think of Jonathan, a midwestern man, who had been silenced by the judgement of his fellow church members. He found his way to CrossCurrent Online and has rediscovered Hope Himself! No longer isolated in shame, Jonathan is now alive with new authority, dignity, and purpose. Jonathan deepens in Divine Mercy and loves releasing that mercy to others.
I’m encouraged by John & Mary, whose daughter began to destroy her beautiful body. Tempted to accommodate their daughter’s deception as to salvage relationship with her, they now contend for her original beauty! Through Oasis Online, John and Mary have been strengthened in Hope: He will clear a path for both daughter and parents.
God has gathered a humble, mighty team of leaders from across the country to lead these initiatives. He answered their cries to serve fellow strugglers. Now Jesus is reactivating their witness and gifts; new life flows out of their ‘yes’ to release captives. The Lord hears our cries for help!
“When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; He brought me into a spacious place. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.” Psalms 118:5, 6a