Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Healing, God's Way (Luke 7:10)

When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health. (Luke 7:10 NASB)

As Jesus headed out with the elders to see the slave, He was planning to heal him. When those friends arrived and asked Him to heal Him with a word, Jesus was amazed by the centurion's faith. Those who knew Jesus surely knew that the servant would be healed. After the friends returned to the centurion's house, that is exactly what they found. The servant was not recovering in his bed, he was up serving, his good health restored. 

Can you imagine Jesus saying to the friends, in response to the centurion's great faith, "No, I don't feel like walking over there.  I'm not doing any healing today"? Of course not. When a prayer of faith is uttered, He hears and answers. 

The problem we have is two-fold, and includes both impatience and arrogance. We not only want our prayers answered immediately, we want them answered our way. It's incredibly bold and foolish to think, much less tell the God of the Universe, that our way is better than His. His Word tells us that His ways are not ours and that they are better. He knows that it is hard to receive what we do not understand, but He expects us to trust Him anyway. 

Do you need an intervention from Jesus? Ask Him to do what only He can do, and invite Him to do it His way.  Don't dare to tell Him how to do His job. Trust Him to do what is best. You may be surprised to see that His best is far to superior your best. 

Pray today that God will move in the lives of our loved ones to bring healing and wholeness and do to it His way, not ours. 
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