“When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?…Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.”
John 5:6, 8-9 NKJV
A significant miracle in the ministry of Jesus took place at the Pool of Bethesda. There, a cripple had laid for 38years in anticipation of healing. His condition was his limitation. Other aggressive “patients” always overtook him. He had grown to accept his state of helplessness yet had not given up! This describes the state of many believers today, and that’s where Jesus shows up. Rather than being carried into the pool to be healed, Jesus spoke and immediately the situation changed. It was his time to overcome his disability and he did.
Life’s situations can cripple you in several areas – maritally, academically, in your career path and even in business. You may have been battered so much so that it seems it’s over for you. I bring you assurance; JESUS SAYS RISE UP!
Like this man, 38years of struggle suddenly disappeared and so shall it be for you. There’s one key lesson in this story I want you to embrace. No matter how long it takes to get your miracle, NEVER GIVE UP. Tough people are made for tough situations and as long as you hang in there a little longer, the Master will show up and things will turn around for you.
Like this innocent man, you will take your mat or bed and begin to ‘walk again’. God shall restore you completely.
Heavenly Father, I activate the atmosphere for a supernatural miracle that will turn every crippling situation around. Cause me to rise up and walk in victory, in Jesus’ name. Amen.