I’m not sure if there’s a statement that could be more true…
Well, I’m sure there are others, but this healing business is serious, and it’s needed by more than is realized.
When you are wounded, clarity is almost impossible to find.
When you are in pain, certainty can be so cloudy, so evasive.
You can be looking straight at the problem but never see the face staring back at you in the mirror.
You’re blinded by the agony, but you claim all is well.
You can speak with words, yet the emotions are lost within the anguish of grief.
It’s like trying to walk through a crowded room with your arm in a sling, hoping no one will bump it, all the while acting as if nothing is wrong, and the room is empty.
It borders on insanity.
Yet, every one of us stands with the accused.
Every one of us has lived in this ludicrosity.
Every one of us has chosen the absurd from time to time.
But if we can simply grasp the moment to receive healing,
If we can simply accept the bandage,
Embrace the cast,
Take hold of the remedy as if it’s a lifeline,
The vision we achieve will be amazing.
Then He [Jesus]said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other.
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
You pass them, consumed in your affairs, closing your deals, making your stash.
Never even giving a glance.
Maybe if you stopped to see her…
Maybe if you paused to feel his pain…
Maybe, just maybe it would change their day.
Maybe it could turn them away from the ledge…
Money is not the answer. It’s only short lived.
Fame is not the solution. It changes with the wind.
They only need a hope that will bring life.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.