Last night I preached a sermon from Matthew 15 about the Canaanite woman who came to Jesus to ask Him to heal her daughter. It’s obvious when you read the story, this woman is asking Jesus this because she knows He’s the only one that can help her. She seems to understand who Jesus is, even when so many religious leaders and Jewish people who were supposed to be looking for the Messiah didn’t.
This brings her to such a place of humility. I can almost hear her voice quiver and see the expression of pain on her face when she pleads, “Lord, help me.”
This brought me to the conclusion of this truth and then a prayer I want to share with you today:
You will never seek God to do something in your life you believe you can find somewhere else.
I wonder how many times I’ve looked to myself or to something else in our world, to find the help and comfort God was waiting for me to ask Him to give. Here’s the prayer I wrote that came out of this thought: