“In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.”

Psalm 18:6
When Hitler increased persecution of German Jews, Truus Wijsmuller, a Dutch Christian, volunteered with a Dutch social service agency that attempted to relocate Jewish families from Nazi Germany. Eventually, she organized a Kindertransport system that funneled train after train of Jewish children out of Germany and occupied Austria before and during World War II. The parents, who knew that they would probably never see their children again, were desperate to save them and trusted those accompanying them. One onlooker observed “there was crying and bedlam” as the parents said goodbye. But some 10,000 children were saved.

The untouchable woman in Matthew 9 displayed a desperate trust in Jesus when she touched His garment and was healed. It’s a trust born out of faith—be it little or large—and years of desperation.

Like the Jewish parents from Nazi Germany and the untouchable woman, our situations from moment to moment can leave us feeling desperate. Run to the Savior who desperately loves you more than you know.

Scripture Focus

Matthew 9:20-22


Thank You, Lord, that in the total desperation of our lives, You pull us out of the pit and show us how worthy You are of our trust! Amen

Bible In A Year

  • 1 Samuel 30-31
  • Psalm 135
  • Ephesians 1-2