“As He came near Jericho, it occured that a blind man was
sitting by the roadside begging.
And hearing a crowd going by, he asked what it meant.
They told him, Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.
And he shouted, saying, Jesus, Son of David, take pity
and have mercy on me!
But those who were in front reproved him, telling him to
yet he screamed and shrieked so much the more, Son of
David, take pity and have mercy on me!”
Luke 18: 35-39
I needed to be reminded of this story today.
There is something
I need to get done soon and I thought I had put my faith
in God concerning this “thing” but I was wrong.
This “thing” I am trusting God for is big and it has a time
limit on it.
I thought I was trusting God but in my heart I had already
made a decision.
In my heart I had told myself God wasn’t going to answer my
prayer! I know…..crazy!
But this morning in my quiet time God used the scripture I
shared to speak to me.
The blind man was told Jesus was passing by.
But when he shouted out for Jesus attention the crowd
reproved him and tried to silence him.
The crazy thing is this, they knew the man was blind. If there
was anyone that needed a miracle that day it was the blind man
but the crowd tried to keep him silent. They didn’t want him to
see again! That’s cold…..!
I didn’t know it at the time but I was the blind man. I had
a need I was looking to God for but there were voices telling me
to give it up. The voices told me I wasn’t going to get what I
requested. I would rather not pray and pursue God for what
I needed. Dissapointment was sure I heard. The voices
I thought I was trusting God but there were
all these other things going on.
I don’t know how it happened but I let unbelief and doubt
sneek in. They corroded my faith and I didn’t even know it.
But like the blind man I must not give in to the negative
voices around me.
Those voices are not of God.
I can’t throw in the towel.
Yes, it seems impossible
Yes, I have nothing in my hands at the moment
Yes, there doesn’t seem to be an answer but…….
God will come through. He won’t let me down.
The blind man screamed and shrieked for his healing.
He refused to be silenced by the voices.
You may be in my shoes but I want to assure you that God
is faithful. Don’t give in to the negative voices. Don’t be rational.
Faith is anything but rational.
You must fight to stay in faith.
Because in the end God will come through for you.
As I end I would like you to think about something with me.
Are you still walking in faith or have you succumb to the
voices telling you why that “thing” won’t happen?
Have you listened to the lies that say, God will not answer
your prayer so stop praying and stop believing, just give up?
Take a bit of time to reflect on those questions. Allow the Lord
to show what’s really happening.
God bless you friends!
It’s a daily, moment by moment choice to choose that God is good, and it’s going to be okay, for me! Some days are easier for than others for sure. Those are great questions and I have had seasons where was fearful of praying but God really used those times and will continue to do so as He is good.
I agree with you 100% that we need to remind and affirm ourselves that God is good. It’s not a once off thing but day to day, moment to moment reminders!
Thank you for sharing friend! 😄