The world feels broken right now, and people without hope are floundering. But life wasn’t intended to be this way, Will Graham shared in a half-hour livestream Wednesday.
In front of a rustic cabin and blazing fire, Graham and musical artist Crowder shared and sang about God’s promise to rescue us from the brokenness.
The online event, live from the Billy Graham Training Centre at The Cove in North Carolina, lent spiritual refreshment during a worldwide pandemic. More than 50,000 people from 50 countries tuned in to the event, which was part of a Christian conference based in Australia — a country Graham has preached in multiple times.
Graham shared truth from Psalm 107 to encourage the hopeless: “Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
“You might feel like you’re in a wilderness right now,” he said. “Your soul is about to faint.”
As vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Graham explained how people’s choices determine their level of hope. It seems easy to live without God until life doesn’t go how people expect it to. That’s when they come to the end of themselves, he said, and look up.
“When we cry out to God, God changes things,” Graham shared. “When we cry out to God, God wants to rescue us.
“He’ll heal you. He’s not oblivious to what’s going on in your life.”
Will Graham, his father Franklin Graham and grandfather Billy Graham have shared the Gospel of Christ in person numerous times across Australia over the last 60 years. Wednesday, Graham encouraged the live audience to find their way back to a relationship with Christ or start one for the first time.
So many people don’t know who they really are, he continued. “He gives us an identity.”
That identity is being a child of God, he said, “to call Him Father where He calls you son, calls you daughter.”
“He’s a God of reversals,” Graham explained. “He’s a God that can change with His mighty hand, with His mighty Word. He can speak it and change things in your life.”
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