Hold On for Your Loved Ones
From the archives of Oral Roberts
Whenever you begin to believe for a miracle
in the life of someone you love, you’re sure to meet opposition. But don’t give
up! Hold on to the vision of your loved one being saved or healed because God
answers unyielding faith.
Someone held on for Saul of Tarsus, who was
in Damascus shortly after his dramatic conversion. He was testifying of Jesus
so boldly that the Bible says, The Jews
plotted to kill him (Acts 9:23 NKJV). They watched the gates of the walled
city day and night so that Saul couldn’t escape. But the Christians in Damascus
helped him avoid capture. Verse 25 says, The
disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall in a large
basket. At great personal danger to themselves, they held the rope that
freed the man who became the great apostle Paul.
The men holding the rope for Saul that night
were the only ones in the city who held the rope for the escape. You may be
thinking, Oral Roberts, I’ve held the
rope so long for my loved ones. It gets so lonely, and the burden is so heavy!
I just don’t know if I can hold the rope any longer.
Don’t give up now! You may be the only one in
the world holding that particular rope. And you don’t know how great a person
is on the end of your rope―that child, that son or daughter—that loved one
you’re praying for. As you lift them up in prayer, you don’t know what your
prayer is going to mean. If you’re discouraged and feel like you want to quit,
hold on a little longer. Keep believing.
Your miracle may be on the way!