Wisbech Baptist Church.
Hill Street PE13 1BD
Church contact: Derek 07717 325 139
Minister: Revd Kevin Newton.
The church has reopened for
Sunday Morning Service at 10.30am
"Thought for the week" 18th March 2021
"Pouring out our hearts."
I’m always touched by 1 Samuel 1 where Hannah was so caught up in her prayer about her childlessness that the priest accused her of being drunk. Hannah explained that she wasn’t inebriated but was pouring out her heart to the Lord. In the New Testament, we see people pour out their hearts to Jesus about their blindness or infirmity or on behalf of their suffering child.
The Bible makes it clear that Jesus knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows our inner thoughts and motivations and what we will do and say. He also knows our need to unburden our hearts before Him. His Word encourages us to confess our sins, confide our deepest longings, and share what is troubling our minds. Jesus wants us to open up to Him, not because He needs to know what’s going on but because we need the reminder that He is with us through it all. Yet sometimes we forget this truth that He is with us; and because we forget, we fill our lives with our way of doing things. We become busy and in our busyness we stop pouring out our heart to God.
Maybe we need to put into place reminders that God is with us throughout whatever we are facing. One way is to write down things we want to remember about Jesus so that during our tough times, our trials, periods of loneliness, or just the pressures of day-to-day living we are encouraged by His promises. Promises like ‘Jesus loves me unconditionally – His Spirit lives inside me – and He will never leave me nor forsake me’. I believe that when we turn to these promises and realise that they are true; we like Hannah, and so many others will start to pour our hearts out to the Lord.
Verse of the Year 2021
“Always be joyful.
Never stop praying.
Be thankful in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”