Crane is a powerful machine that can be used to lift or move heavy thing that is beyond the normal human capacity and possibly transport it to another place. This machine is very useful in the freight businesses for loading and unloading heavy sealed containers shipping boxes. The machine is also useful in the construction companies. In most cases, the companies that are using the services of this machine do not normally own them. A different company owned these machines and when the need arise, the freight business or the construction company solicits a contract agreement for the service of the crane for specific purposes in their companies. We always see them around us in our walk of life and perhaps we have never reflected about the principle by this machine operates and possibly consider how it can be applied in our spiritual lives.
Several times we have found ourselves in a situation that is far beyond human abilities and we do not know what we can do about the matter. It could be a terminal illness in the family, it could be a problem resulting from multiple complex things we had involved ourselves in the past. It could be a costly mistake that we had inadvertently dipped our hand into that is now hunting us later in life. Time may be dragging by with the situation yet unresolved and it is as if the issue is begging you to do something about it. Since you have realized that the situation is beyond your control, and obviously beyond human reasoning, it means you need a service of a mighty spiritual crane to lift the burden of your life.
We always hear this very common phrase, “prayer is the key,” but many do not know why this is so. Prayer is the medium that enhances the Mighty hands of God to be pulled down to intervene in the affairs of man. The Creator of Heaven and Earth, in His merciful relationship with mankind once said to the nation of Israel, “Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. (Isaiah 45:11) Better still, the Lord is simply saying to His people, I am your mighty crane ask for my service in prayer, I will come to rescue you and deliver you. In Psalm 50:15 the Scripture says, “Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” Also in Psalm 91:15 He said, “He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.”
In Matthew 7:7-8 the Scripture says, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” The book of John 14:13-14, says, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” There are so many things that are beyond human abilities that only the power of prayer can handle it. When you pray you are shaping and customizing the world around you to your taste. You are creating and recreating according to the revealed power of prayer. It means you are on top of your world managing the affairs of mankind through prayer like Daniel of old.
The Lord is ready to deliver you from your troubles, He is ready to lift off your burdens and relieve you of all the mental torture of your life. He will wipe away your tears and replace your sorrow with joy if you can pray. Enter into the contractual relationship of salvation with Him today in order that you may have access to the throne of grace where you can cry Abba Father with assurance that your prayer will not be like a barking of dog. Beloved of the Lord, pray God will surely answer!
Prayer: O Lord, endow me with grace to trust in your divine ability to intervene in my life in the day of my trouble. When I call you, let there be answer for me from your throne of grace in the day of my trouble in Jesus name, Amen.