My radio, tuned to my favorite Gospel station, was blaring as I was fast tracking down the road headed for home. I contemplated the conversation I had with my dear friend just moments ago. We were sharing what was taking place in our daily lives when the conversation turned to our spiritual walk, and the struggles we were facing. When the song on the radio came bursting through my thoughts, “Savior, save me!” I didn’t catch the whole song, but I heard enough. The writer of the song lamented his predicament of not being what God wanted him to be, and how he needed the help of His Heavenly Father once again. The words were just what I needed in that moment. I needed someone to “Save Me.”
I do want to clarify something for those who are just finding me here, or have not followed this blog for very long. As a child, I called on the Lord to save my soul. I asked him to forgive me of my sins and make me over brand new. I knew that I could not enter into heaven without first admitting that I needed Jesus to forgive me of my sin, and to believe that his sacrifice was the only way my sin could be covered. I accepted Jesus and His sacrifice for me. This is how I could be made right with God. God saved my soul that day, and I give Him all the praise!
Even after becoming a Christian, there are still times when I am weak, and I need the strength of someone greater than myself. I need God. I need Him in such a desperate way that my only cry is ” Savior, Save Me”. Daily I struggle with circumstances I can’t control. Whether it be health issues, personal issues, etc. It sometimes is so hard just to put one foot in front of another to deal with the day-to-day grind. In the past few years, I felt very keenly that I had been going through a season of testing. I felt so weak some days. It was in this place that I needed my Savior to come to me and minister to me in my need. He showed me once again that He has the power to save me in the trials before me. Does Jesus always take the trial away? The answer is “No”, but He has promised to go through the trials with us. He has been and continues to be my Savior. He lifted me up, and revealed to me his “ever-present help in time of trouble.”
There are also time when I am overwhelmed with circumstances of my own making. I have taken on to many things, or let my “to do” list grow to the point where it is unreasonable to assume that even half of it will get done in one day. I often get weighed down with the things of this world to the point where I can barely function. It is in these times that I need God to save me again. I run to Him to save me from myself. I am so thankful that God is always there to welcome me with open arms and to save me once again. I pray with all that is in me that I never forget that my Savior is as close as the mention of His name.
A verse in the Bible that has helped me in my dark days is “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. ” Perhaps, you find yourself in a place where you need God to step in, and save you today. I want to offer to you that God is there. We have a Savior who is ready to save us from circumstances, situations, or even ourselves. He is as close as “Savior, Save Me.” Reach out to Him today.