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1115th -- Wisdom In The Time Of Need


We should always have the mindset that we can't do it all on our own. The 
quicker we recognize our inabilities, the quicker we will be in calling 
upon the Lord and asking for His guidance, His sustenance and His provision
over our life to lead us onto the best path as He sees fit. The Lord is 
faithful to those who trust Him and He will never lead them astray. We 
must recognize that God sees the end of the road that we are still 
traveling on. He knows the best path that we should take. He knows the 
obstacles and dangers that are ahead of us and when we humble ourselves 
and seek His guidance, the Lord will be faithful to hear an answer our 
heartfelt prayers and guide our life in the best direction possible.

So many times people believe the lie that they are self-sufficient and 
self-reliant. What they fail to realize is that their next breath isn't 
possible without the Lord's help. Sooner or later they will realize their 
inefficiencies and regret the time they wasted without the Lord. The good 
news is that God is forgiving, merciful, gracious and His love for humanity
reaches from everlasting to everlasting. He wishes to be a part of our 
life to lead us in the best direction, but we must be humble enough to 
seek His face and ask for the Lord's help. When we don't have the answers 
we can seek God. When we don't know what step to take next we can ask 
God. When our hearts get broken we can come to God. He is all things to 
all people. The Lord has all the answers that we seek and all the comfort 
that we need. Recognize God's love for you and call upon Him all the days 
of your life. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
(Psalm 103:16-18) (Jeremiah 31:3) (Hebrews 13:5-6)

I hope this message encourages your heart to call upon the Lord and see 
that He will be there to hear and answer your heartfelt prayers.


Once when I was operating deep inside a brain, an artery broke loose in an 
area that I couldn't see. This resulted in vigorous bleeding. Because we 
couldn't see where the blood was coming from, it looked as though we might 
lose the patient. Without consciously deciding to do so, I just started 
praying for God's help. I have learned to act on intuition in such emergencies.

Just then I did something that, in the telling, seems almost irrational. I 
placed the bipolar forceps into the pool of blood where the bleeding might 
be coming from. It started sucking away the blood. I pleaded, “God, you've 
got to stop this bleeding. Please, God, I cannot control it.”

Strange as it may seem at that instant the bleeding stopped without my 
ever being able to locate its cause. Afterward, the patient awakened and 
recovered fully.

At another time we had a man from Bermuda who had trigeminal neuralgia (an 
extremely painful condition of face caused by irritation of the fifth 
cranial nerve). Before we had methods to treat this condition, many 
patients committed suicide because of the constant pain.

I had to put the needle into an exceptionally small hole at the base of 
his skull and pass it up to the level of the ganglion. This process 
requires a skill in which I had to develop a great deal of proficiency 
during my days as a medical student. On that particular day, however, no 
matter what I did, I could not get the needle into the hole. I had worked 
at this for nearly two hours before it occurred to me that perhaps I 
should just give up.

Just before quitting, I finally prayed: “Lord I cannot get the needle in. 
There is no way I can do it. I am going to take this needle and push it in 
one more time. I want You to guide it into the hole, because I cannot seem 
to do it.”

I took the needle, pushed it, and went right through the hole as if it had 
a mind of its own. A feeling of deep gratitude came over me. I feel that 
it is a little risky to relate an incident like this because I can almost 
hear skeptics say, “Oh, come on, Ben, that is ridiculous. Why would you 
even say a thing like that?”

Yet, for me it is not absurd; it is what I expect. In talking with other 
Christian surgeons, I have learned that some of them understand because 
they have experienced similar feelings of God guiding their hands.

When we develop a relationship with God and believe that He is working 
through us, we still have moments of helplessness -- when God has an 
opportunity to do something for us. This happens when we give our best ---
which, at the particular moment, does not seem good enough. Ready to give 
up, we say aloud or silently, “I cannot do anymore, Lord. I need You.”

At such moments we provide God with the opportunity to respond. Truly. 
“Man's extremity is God's opportunity.”

By Ben Carson

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 116:1-2 “I love the LORD, because He hath heard my voice and my 
supplications. Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I 
call upon Him as long as I live.”

John 14:13-14 Jesus declares “And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that 
will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask 
any thing in My name, I will do it.”

Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he 
that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of 
them that diligently seek Him.”

Proverbs 2:1-6 “My son, if thou wilt receive My words, and hide My 
commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and 
apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge,
and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, 
and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the 
fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth 
wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 “I call heaven and earth to record this day against 
you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: 
therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou 
mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and 
that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for He is thy life, and the length of 
thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy 
fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Revelation 11:16-17 “And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God 
on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give 
Thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; 
because Thou hast taken to Thee Thy great power, and hast reigned.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible. 

Today’s Selected Poem: JESUS IS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem10.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: PRAISE THE LORD
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony180.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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