Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man BELIEVED the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. – John 4:50
In the book of John chapter 4:46-53 there is the story of a nobleman who’s son was sick and he came to Jesus to ask him to heal his son. Jesus told the man to go home, that his son would live. Notice here that Jesus did not go home with the man to heal his son. He simply spoke it.
Now here is the thing, the man simply BELIEVED what Jesus told him and he went home and found his son healed! Can you imagine how hard it must have been for this man to simply take Jesus at His word?
How many of you have a loved one who is sick, or needs surgery or simply needs healing? How many of you have gone to Jesus in prayer and asked for it? I believe that Jesus is saying to you now, “Go thy way, thy son or daughter liveth.”
Now what are YOU going to do? Are you going to sit there, worry, rehash it over and over in your mind and heart, and fill yourself up with doubt and fear? Or are you going to BELIEVE Jesus and GO THY WAY?
Think on this a moment…Matthew 5:36 tells us that we can’t make a single hair on our heads turn white or black. John 15:5 says that apart from Jesus we can do NOTHING! So, why are we worrying about something we can’t do anything about? What we CAN do is PRAY and BELIEVE. Most of us have the praying part down to a science, but the believing part, that is where most of us fall short.
My truck broke down on me several months ago. I need a new vehicle and I have no money to get one because I live on a fixed income. I’ve asked Jesus over and over for a new vehicle. At the time of this post, I still havent gotten one yet. But I BELIEVE it is coming. Somehow, some way, out of the blue, a new vehicle will just miraculously pop into my possession. Usually, when I expect it the least.
Without that BELIEF, I’d be a jumble of worry and fear which will accomplish NOTHING. I can’t make a new vehicle come to me. All I can do is dump my request on Christs shoulders and LEAVE it there. The rest is up to HIM for like John says…apart from Jesus I can do nothing anyway, so why drive myself nuts with worry?
Did I make my point? Heck the reason we woke up this morning is because of Gods grace and mercy. It is NOTHING we did of our own accord. We need to apply that to EVERY area of our lives.
BELIEVE what Jesus has said concerning your loved one or your situation and GO THY WAY. If this is too hard for you to do, ask yourself this? What else CAN I do?
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. – James 1:6-7