What the World Needs to Hear
Awhile ago I was speaking at a conference, and a man came to tell me his story. He said years ago his wife had a heart attack, and afterward he became very depressed. He was so desperate that he decided to commit suicide by crashing his car. So he got into his car and started speeding down the highway.
He turned on the radio to find some music and landed on a channel that was playing one of my radio programs. I was coming to the end of the message and I said, “If you’re desperate and you’re lonely and you were thinking of committing suicide, pull the car off to the side of the road and get on your knees. I’m going to lead you in a prayer.”
And the guy thought, “How does he know that I’m going to commit suicide?” But he actually parked the car, got on his knees, and prayed to receive the Lord right there! He’s now serving the Lord full time, in Christian radio of all things!
There may be someone in your circle of friends who’s as desperate as that young man was. We need to offer people the hope to be had in a relationship with Christ – the only answer for life’s deep and confusing problems. Romans 15:13 says the God of hope fills us with joy and peace as we trust in Him. Who in your life needs that kind of hope? Go looking for them. God could use you in their lives.