Jesus Will Meet You Where You Are
Now He had to go through Samaria. So He came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” - John 4:4-7
Most of us are familiar with the story in which Jesus met the woman at the well. On a normal day Jesus would have made a detour around Samaria to get to the land of Galilee, but He was compelled to make this journey.
However, Jesus arrived in Samaria in the heat of the day, and He was soon joined by the Samaritan woman. He asked her for temporal water- and then He offered her living water which would last for eternity.
Surprisingly, she did not know what Jesus offered her, was most needed in her life. And in doing so, her life was changed forever.
I don’t know where you are in your life, or what your needs are, but God wants to bring new life to your situation. He will meet you where you are and offer you what you need.
Perhaps you have been praying for a wayward child that has walked away from his teachings.
Or maybe you are experiencing some financial difficulties that have taken a toll on your household.
You may be ready to give up on a struggling marriage that you have been fighting for.
What about depression, has it attacked you?
Or maybe the stronghold of addiction has held you captive.
Whatever the case may be, your need is not too great for God. It is declared in His word, “My God shall supply all of your needs according to His riches in Glory in Christ Jesus.”
Your time of need is just another opportunity for God to show himself strong in your life as well as an opportunity for you to share His goodness with others. During these times you can experience the depths of His love in a whole new way.
My friend, be encouraged knowing that He will never fail you, for He will meet you where you are.
Carolyn Crow is a contributing writer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.