Our Helplessness Appeals to God

The following is a quote from A. C. Dixon that E. M. Bounds used as the opener for his powerful and timeless book, The Necessity of Prayer.
“A dear friend of mine who was quite a lover of the chase, told me the following story: ‘Rising early one morning,’ he said, ‘I heard the baying of a score of deerhounds in pursuit of their quarry. Looking away to a broad, open field in front of me, I saw a young fawn making its way across, and giving signs, moreover, that its race was well-nigh run. Reaching the rails of the enclosure, it leaped over and crouched within ten feet from where I stood. A moment later two of the hounds came over, when the fawn ran in my direction and pushed its head between my legs. I lifted the little thing to my breast, and, swinging round and round, fought off the dogs. I felt, just then, that all the dogs in the West could not, and should not capture that fawn after its weakness had appealed to my strength.So is it, when human helplessness appeals to Almighty God. Well do I remember when the hounds of sin were after my soul, until, at last, I ran into the arms of Almighty God.”
The next time that you feel helpless or full of weakness, remember that when we are weak, then we have the opportunity to have God’s strength and power to rest upon us! God spoke to the Apostle Paul when he had approached God about his own weakness:
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9-11
Our weakness and helplessness appeals to our heavenly Father because it is this condition of our’s which affords Him the opportunity to empower us with His divine strength and power for endurance and victory!

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