[CF Devotionals] 2013-08-14 - What Would Jesus Say?

John 5:2-13

Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” (John 5:8)

There was a man who was paralyzed for 38 years. One day, I asked him if he wanted to be well. The injured man was unaware that I was the Lord, and said he had no one to help him into the healing pool. As a result, some of the other sick people beat him to it.

I told the man to get up and walk. The man took my words at face value, and he was cured instantly. He did not need the pool, in order to be healed. After three decades, this man could walk. The moment this man trusted, his suffering vanished, and he got his life back.

Today, will you trust Me and be well? I already know what you have dealt with day after day. I don't need to hear excuses in order for you to be restored. You just need to hold onto the belief that you are restored, and you will see, in the physical realm, the demonstration of your faith!

Lord, There are areas in life where I feel paralyzed. I no longer want to get used to it. It seems unfair when others aren't suffering as I do. Help me to stop looking enviously at others. Instead, may I gain wisdom and strength from You. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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