And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet.
When your children are hurting, you are hurting. This gentile mom was at her wits end. Her child was tormented, there was no rest for anyone in their home. Their only hope was a miracle. When Jesus came into her region, she took immediate action, even an apparent denial from the Lord wasn’t going to stop her. She wanted nothing less than a miracle.
We recently met a lady and her son with a similar problem, her little boy had not slept more than three hours in any night for ten years. Her son was tired, she was tired, and their whole world was captive to this dilemma. This mom needed a miracle. Her pastor announced our revival meetings in her church in Bendigo, Australia. She decided to take action. She began three weeks of fasting and prayer in anticipation of these meetings. When the meetings started, night after night they were in the prayer lines. From the very first night he began to sleep. His mom testified that she had to wake him each morning, he was catching up on some much needed rest. For the first time in ten years, this whole family is getting some sleep.
Maybe you are at the end of yourself, or maybe you feel like you need some rest. Just as Jesus met the gentile from Tyre and the little boy and his mom from Bendigo, He will meet you in the midst of your struggle. What will it take? In both cases it required persistence. Many times lifes delays appear like denials from the Lord. That is the time to take action. In Bendigo, it was three weeks of fasting preparing for a meeting, for the Caananite woman it was an intrusion into the Lord’s time of rest. Both acts of persistent faith did not go unrewarded. The little girl was freed in Tyre, and in Bendigo a young boy is sleeping. Today is the day for you to put feet to your faith. Get under the anointing in church, soak yourself in prayer and worship, recruit your friends to fast and pray. As you do, you will enter into the Lord’s rest.