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The World’s Greatest Need Right Now

“I stretch forth my hands unto thee; my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land…” ~ Psalm 143:6

There are many people in the world today that are thirsty, bored and lonely and are searching for something, just anything that will fill the emptiness in their lives.

There are many more who are troubled and are quick to give up on life. A disappointment comes and just like that, they throw their hands up and tell themselves it’s useless for them to go on living.

They don’t readily open up to family or friends but you see them walking along the street and you can see it in their faces.

Then like the flip of a coin, they suddenly turn against the closest person within arms reach and either deeply hurt or kill them.

The Evidence 

When I read the news about the recent beheading that have taken place in the Middle East within the past month, and now in Oklahoma during this last week, like so many others I could not help but feel sick to the pit of my stomach. On all the occasions, I was horrified!

What was going on in the mind of the perpetrators, who on another level I could not help but think of  them as heartless barbarians?

What is it that they longed for in their deep seated inner being that they felt that only by committing such henious crime against humanity their need would be met?

The world I am sure took notice and asked the same questions.

But still I thought, is it right to even compare those criminals with the average Joe or Jane who for whatever reason are sad, depressed, been hurt and disappointed or is having financial difficulties and just can’t seem to find their way?

The answer is, no.

Our Greatest Need 

The truth is that many of us in the world today want something to meet the deepest needs in our lives.

Your needs could very well be different from what my need is.

But no matter what that need may be, I guarantee you that only Jesus can satisfy and meet all our needs.

David declared it when he said,  “The Lord is my shepherd,  I shall not want.”

The Apostle Paul dealt with his situation another way when he expressed,  “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. ”

My encouragement to you therefore is not to give up but rather, see God as your greatest need and draw near to Him.

His promise is His peace, joy, happiness, serenity, security, and His unconditional love at which point your life can be filled to overflowing and become the most thrilling life in the world.

Prayer For Today 

Lord Jesus, I stretch my hands to you for your help in my situation today. Come into my life and quench the thirst and longing in my soul. I praise and thank you now and forevermore. Amen

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (774 Articles)
Yvonne is a positive thinker, a catalyst for change, and a conduit through which holistic healing takes place and destiny is fulfilled. Her ministry through her blog, Empowerment Moments, came at a very low point in her life and was born out of much adversity, persecution, physical abuses, and rejection to the point of her being suicidal. She was left feeling defeated and shrunk back by fear. But through some miraculous means, God has given her pain purpose and a unique voice through which He speaks to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable and to empower, inspire, motivate, encourage and uplift the hurting and spiritually wounded to bring about healing and wholeness - mind, body, soul and spirit, one person at a time.

6 Comments on The World’s Greatest Need Right Now

  1. Another blogger I follow just posted about 2nd Peter 1:3 – that “His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness” — this came to mind as I read your post. Because in other words, no matter what your need, the reason that Christ is your greatest need is because everything else gets met in Him.
    I like that interpretation of why God revealed Himself as “the I AM” to Israel. Because whatever they thought they wanted or needed in some other gods or some other nation, God provided for them. He was that for them. “I AM Healer. I AM Victory. I AM Provider. I AM Righteousness.” And on down the list.
    Vernon from Self Reflections posted about women who helped shape his blogging experience and I liked what he had to say. So I popped over here to see what you’re doing, and I’m glad I did.

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    • Hi sonworshiper

      It’s good that you decided to stop by. A warm welcome to you and I am glad that we have connected. 🙂

      Some rather great points you have made relative to this topic. That scripture from 2nd Peter has summed it all up – that even though our eyes and our heart tender to stray away, everything that we have need of can and will be met through our Savior Christ.

      God is the same God today as He was to Israel back then. It is a matter of trusting Him and making Him our hope and confidence that He shall supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

      Thanks for adding value to the discussion. Blessings! 🙂

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  2. Hi Pastot Ava
    You have made some good points there about the different ways to help others and also making the observation about those who are smiling but deep within are hurting.

    They are usually among the hardest one to detect with a problem. They also end up doing the most damage too.

    But praying is a good option first that God will lead us to them and second for giving us the wisdom of exactly what we can say to them.

    Thanks for your participation in this discussion. Have a blessed day.

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  3. It is amazing how many people cross our path on a daily basis with smiles on their faces but in their heart they are fighting a war. Lending a helping hand can be in the form of encouragement, a listening ear, meeting a need or showing that we care in some form or fashion. There are many fraustrated people who do not know where to turn for help. We, the fortunate and blessed ones who have encountered the peace of God can share the secret to peace and satisfaction which can only come from one source……God himself. Good post.

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  4. Hi Yvonne,

    That was beautiful indeed 🙂

    Yes, there are so many around us who I feel are so much more in need, and if we compare them to ourselves, I would say we are so much better off – yet most of us have cribs in life or say our needs are not met. How ungrateful can we be?

    Seeking Him should be our greatest need, nothing else really matters, and if we can find that path, we are on the right track….though this understanding comes only with time and age I guess. You sure are so much near as compared 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend 🙂

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    • Hi Harleena, you have asked a very serious question there – “How ungrateful can we be?” I try my best not to complain and murmur because true there are many people out there that when we compare ourselves with them and what they are going through, our life turns out to be so much better.

      There are those who do not even make an effort to help the ones that are truly in need. I am thinking the way to make the wrong right is that each one would need to search within himself and just make the effort to reach out to the hurting and lost souls to help them.

      Smiling 🙂 I struggle within myself daily because many times I do and say things that cause me to stumble along the way. But you know He is loving, merciful and forgiving and gives another chance each time. It is saying that no one is perfect and you are right, maturity comes with age and time.

      My blessings and a great week ahead for you. 🙂

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