What do you want Jesus to do for you?
It has been a hard lesson for me to learn, but not everyone WANTS to be healed of a physical sickness. I tend to look on a person suffering a physical or mental infirmity and assume that they would want to hear, see, walk or be neurotypical, but such is not always the case.
I’ve found that many disabled people are comfortable in their disability. They have support groups and networks from which they would be excluded if they were healed. I’ve found, for instance, some in the deaf community who have their own culture and language and they’ve expressed fear and distress at the thought of commencing life as a hearing person.
Jesus realised this and this is why He asked the blind man, “What do you want me to do for you?” ….“My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!” (Mk 10:51 NLT). Jesus had seen the blind man begging and had asked the crowd to bring the man to Him. Jesus already knew what the desire was in the man’s heart but He wanted the blind man to declare it publicly.
I think Jesus has given us a template here of never assuming that a disabled person is seeking a healing from Jesus. Only those who come to Jesus in faith for their healing and trust Him to provide a future and a hope will be freed from the captivity of disability.
Jesus had already taught, "Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you, or everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened “(Matthew 7:7-8 NLT).
In other words, if you want a healing, ASK for that healing and keep on asking for that healing. Trust Jesus that when He heals you He will make your future path smooth for you. Don’t let fear of the unknown hold you back from all that Jesus has in store for you or your loved ones.
Don’t let fear stop you from living life to the fullest. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline” (2 Tim. 1:7 NLT). Living in the power and love provided to us by Jesus will lead to the abundant life that He has promised to all who love Him.
Make Psalm 139:23-24 your prayer today:
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you.”