A reassuring example of how faith fosters health is present in the Gospel of Luke (Chapter 18, verses 35-43). “Now as [Jesus] approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. They told him, 'Jesus of Nazareth is passing by. ' He shouted, 'Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me! ' The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, 'Son of David, have pity on me! ' Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, 'What do you want me to do for you? ' He replied, 'Lord, please let me see. ' Jesus told him, 'Have sight; your faith has saved you. ' This blind man 's faith in Christ healed him of his blindness.
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...ame question He asked the blind man: “What do you want me to do for you?” Indeed, we may sometimes hesitate to answer due to a lack of faith, hope or trust. However, He emphatically animates us, “Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Luke 11:9-10)
Have courage in the Lord! The Spirit of God desires to empower us to ask, seek, and knock with faith, hope and trust. May we always draw near to the Lord, and prayerfully shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!” And, if His response is delayed, may we keep calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me!” The Lord will eventually grant us what we need, He will empower us with strength and patience, as well as heal us according to His will.
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