I was experiencing the worst headache of my life. I tried everything to tame that beast. I took every pain med I could get my hands on, but that didn’t work. I tried the natural route, a little visualization coupled with herbal tea and a warm towel on my forehead. When that didn’t work I tried a not so natural route, I wrapped a heating pad around my head. (Please don’t laugh) I switched to a cold pack, which did absolutely nothing for me; except give me the chills. That’s when I resorted to crying and whining like a baby.
Jesus help me, I said, I’m suffering here! 911 Lord, 911! Why aren’t there phones that connect you to Heaven? I asked myself. I began to wonder what a 911 call to God would sound like.
“911 Heaven, what’s your emergency?”
“I’ve got an epic headache, can you tell Jesus to send me some heaven grade aspirin or He could just speak a word like He did for the centurion, I’m not picky.”
As I laughed at the conversation I was having with myself I was prompted to pick up my bible. I wanted to see if I would find a 911 response from God in the scriptures. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by what I found.
My 911 Search
I encourage you to read the entire Psalm 91 chapter. In it you find God’s promise to protect you in all things.
Psalm 91:1 A Promise to Protect You.
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
Genesis 9:11 A Promise to Save You
“I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
2Samuel 9:11 An Invitation to the King’s Table
Nehemiah 9:11 Deliverance from your Enemies
Amos 9:11 A Promise to Restore, Repair and Rebuild your Life
“I will restore David’s fallen shelter— I will repair its broken walls and restore its ruins—and will rebuild it as it used to be.”
Zechariah 9:11 A Promise of Freedom
“Because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit.”
John 9:11 I was once Blind but now I See
2 Corinthians 9:11 A Promise of Enrichment
Hebrews 9:11 Jesus is our High Priest, The One Who Intercedes For Us
After my search I realized that we do have a direct line to God, purchased and paid for on the cross. His name is Jesus Christ, He is our 911. He is our ever-present help in our time of need. He’s our Rock, our Shield and Best Friend. He laughs with us and weeps with us. Jesus is with you better yet He’s for you whether you’re having the best of days or the worst of days. You are not in this thing called ‘life’ alone.
I can’t say exactly when my headache lifted all I know is that I found my healing and a peace and joy I can’t begin to explain in the midst of my 911 emergency. To that I say, Hallelujah!