Recently, I quoted a book I was reading. It basically stated that before God “moved” for His people, they had to be desperate. I had to sit on that for a while, because I completely understand desperation. I’ve felt at the end of myself more times than I can count with all the numbers I know.
In deep spiritual terms, our backs are never against the wall – even if we feel like it. If we understand the true and living God, then we know his characteristics and those characteristics never leave us wanting in any way.
So what I didn’t know was what he actually meant by “desperation”. It’s not desperation of the circumstance that he was speaking of. It was the desperation FOR God that moves him. And that’s the desperation I want to always have.