Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's God's Decision To Heal

God knows more than I know, I will never understand everything he allows in my life.

Luke 5:12-15  While He was in one of the towns, a man was there who had a serious skin disease all over him. He saw Jesus, fell face-down, and begged Him:

“Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”

13 Reaching out His hand, He touched him, saying, “I am willing; be made clean,” and immediately the disease left him.

"Lord heal me right now!" That's the way we want it to be, we pray for instant relief so that we can get back to the highest level of comfort that we can possibly attain. That is part of our nature, we don't want to hurt, we don't like it, so we ask to be healed in hope that the suffering will be gone as soon as possible.

This man came to Jesus with a lot of respect, he asked Jesus to heal him but he did it in a non-demanding way knowing that Jesus might not do it, he acknowledged that Jesus had the power but he also knew that he couldn't force Jesus into action.

Too often we come to God with our list of goods and services that we want to have and we fail to remember that we are so small and we are so little in our thinking and we are talking to GOD. He wants to hear about our hurts and our needs but the truth is that he isn't always going to make us comfortable.

I must remember that suffering is going to happen until the Lord returns and makes all things new, that's when everything in creation will be restored to its glory that it had before sin entered the world. (Romans 8:18-30)

I thank you Lord for the hope that we have in you. Hope that looks beyond the pain and suffering of this world.