What was it like to be that demon possessed girl in Act 16? She was an apple fallen hopelessly far from her Righteous God, her tree. From the perspective of Psalm 143 today we may have a clearer view of her hopelessness.
Psalm 143 helps us understand her demon master. The girl pleads, unheard by mortals, “Hear me, Lord, I am crushed and persecuted. An enemy overwhelms me and I am its slave. Then she encountered God through a man named Paul. She may have cried from the depths of her heart: “Answer me! Deliver me! Revive me!” In that moment the demon is gone from her. With a free mind, she witnessed Paul’s beating and imprisonment. Later she heard of Paul’s miraculous earthquake jail break and witnessed the transformation of the jail keeper and his family. She may have heard the answer she needed as Paul told the jail keeper: “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved - you and your household.”
So the girl, formally the demon possessed slave, has a decision to make. Think it through with her. “Lord, You have answered me. Lord, You have delivered me.” Let’s hope she answers Him in faith: “Lord, save me, your servant for the sake of Your name.”
Do you also walk this path of overwhelmed? Remember Him. He answers you. Teaches you. Delivers you. Revives you. Saves you His servant. In eternity, may we all meet the slave girl from Acts 16 and together proclaim, “free to serve Him!”