Desperate for Jesus
Passage: Luke 8:40–8:56
Have you ever been desperate? Have you gone through an intense season of suffering and been desperate for something to change? Maybe you haven't experienced a prolonged season of suffering, but you've been in a real life-or-death situation and were desperate for help. There’s no getting around the fact that we live in a broken and fallen world. Because of that, eventually each of us will come face to face with desperate circumstances. When we do, the question will be where (and to whom) will we turn for help? In Luke 8:40-56, we meet two individuals who are in a place of desperation and who, in faith, turn to Jesus for help. Jesus honors their faith, but He also gives them more than they were asking for. In doing so, their faith is put to the test.