Tag: cry out to the Lord
Scripture reading for February 18th: Mark 7
Key Scriptures for over-comers: Mark 7:26-30 “First let the children eat all they want,” He told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.” “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “but even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then He told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.” She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.”
Jesus was approached by a Syrophoenician woman in need of healing for her demon-possessed daughter. His response to her could have been taken as offensive and highly partial. He told her that the deliverance she was seeking belonged first to the Jews–they were God’s children! A reply like this today in our culture would have been a terrible offense that could result in prosecution!
But this woman was not offended, but countered Jesus’ statement with a deep faith that healing and deliverance would be for all who sought Jesus out. Her reply, “Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” brought a positive response from Jesus! She would not be denied or deterred, but persevered and received what she was believing for!
Observations for over-comers: God is honored when we persistently pour out our hearts to Him for help, even when we don’t understand why obstacles or delays appear to hinder us. “I cry aloud to the Lord; I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy. I pour out my complaint before Him; before Him I tell my trouble.” (Psalm 142:1-2)