FORTY-FIVE MINUTES

FORTY-FIVE MINUTES
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

The phone rang late one evening and I answered it.
A loved one was on the other end speaking unintelligible words in a desperate voice and clearly in a desperate plight.
For forty-five minutes I listened to strange ramblings fearful that an abrupt departure might conclude with a very bad ending.
Intoxicated with alcohol; the ability to reason, think, and speak clearly were absent.
I remained on the other end and I stayed on the line.
Echoes of my loved one’s voice penetrated my heart and mind throughout the night and I longed for God to reach into that aching heart and heal the hurts.
~~~~~~
As I spoke to the Lord about the matter He shared an intimate revelation with me.
This is what I heard:
Many times, My child, you approach My throne of grace with an inebriated tongue.
Unintelligible words pour forth from your desperate, wounded, and aching heart and speak a revelation of a disjointed heart disconnected with Me.
For forty-five minutes you ramble about trials bearing down on you, hurts that encompass you, and fears that overwhelm you.
Intoxicated by the lies of the world and the deceit of Satan; your ability to reason, think, and speak clearly are absent.
I remain on the other end and I stay on the line with you.
I long to speak with clarity to you; desirous of penetrating your wounded heart and mind with the realities and truths of My word and character.
I long to reach into your aching heart and heal your hurts.
I know that only I am able.

~~~~~~
To the individual hurting, desperate, wounded and intoxicated with the lies of Satan:
Talk to Jesus.
He loves you, He’ll listen to you;
He will remain on the line with you.
Stay on the line with Him.
~~~~

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me saying,
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
Jeremiah 31:3