Saved

Just a couple of weeks ago, my daughter took a job that takes her out of town for a couple of weeks. Her new job requires frequent travel. It was the first time she had spent this much time away from home without me. There were school trips, but not this long. I was lonely for her. I had an ache in my heart. It hurt so bad I wanted to cry. I missed her so much.  

I didn’t know what to do other than pray.  I remember holding both of my hands outright, palms facing up and asking the Holy Spirit, “Come into this situation and help me with loneliness and the hurt in my heart.”  A few moments later I noticed that the hurt was gone! I was not lonely anymore. I ponder on this for the next two days.  

What a blessing. Jesus took that hurt almost instantly.  A few days later while I was in the shower I asked Jesus, “Why did you take that pain and hurt away so fast.” 

I heard the Holy Spirit say. “Call upon the Name of the Lord and you will be saved.” 

I said, “Lord isn’t this more of a salvation verse.” 

He responded, “I want you to look it up.” So, I did. Here is what I found. The word saved is used in the context of each of these verses for a different reason.  

For Salvation: 

 What it says is this: “God's message is near you, on your lips and in your heart”—that is, the message of faith that we preach. If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved. The scripture says, “Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed.”  This includes everyone, because there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles; God is the same Lord of all and richly blesses all who call to him. As the scripture says, “Everyone who calls out to the Lord for help will be saved.” Romans 10: 8-13 GNV 

For when You need to be rescued: 

When you are at war in your land, defending yourselves against an enemy who has attacked you, sound the signal for battle on these trumpets. I, the Lord your God, will help you and save you from your enemies. Numbers 10:9 GNV 

For when you feel distant, lonely, weary and far away from God: 

 O God, bring us back to You. Make Your face shine upon us, that we may be saved. Psalm 80:3 (NLV) 

For Healing: 

Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise Jeremiah 17:14 (NIV) 

For Safety: 

In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior. Jeremiah 23:6 (NIV) 

Jesus wants to come and rescue, save, and heal you today! All we must do is call on his name and we will be saved.