Refuse to Give Up, Cave In, or Quit
“And He came to Bethsaida. And they brought a blind man to Him and begged Him to touch him. And He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spat on his eyes and had put His hands on him, He asked Him if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, I see men as trees, walking. And after that He put His hands again on his eyes and made him look up. And he was restored and saw all clearly. And He sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.” (Mark 8:22-26, MKJV)
I’m drawn to the persistence of the blind man’s faith. He did not lose faith in Jesus’ ability to heal him, even though the first touch only produced partial results. He chose to believe and trust Jesus until he experienced full healing and restoration.
Sadly, many Christians cave in, give up and quit before healing, restoration, and deliverance is fully manifested in their lives. They, like the blind man, do not see clearly at first. Full of despair they say, “I tried to believe and trust God, but it didn’t work. God let me down. I guess God didn’t hear my prayers, or maybe He just didn’t care.” Once, they felt hopeful. They wanted to believe, but seeing only partial results, they quit trusting God. Now, disappointed, upset and angry with God, they walk away from their divine destiny.
Child of God, I encourage you to ask God to show you the times that you have given up, caved in or quit. What miracles have you walked away from before they had time to fully manifest? When did you let go because you could not see clearly? I encourage you to have the faith of the blind man. Refuse to quit. Keep walking in faith. If you need a miracle in your life, come back to Him, to your place of healing and restoration as many times as it takes until you get all you need. Keep believing and trusting God, until you, like the blind man, are healed and all is well!
Father, thank You this lesson on the need to be determined and persistent in my faith and trust in Jesus. Holy Spirit, help me to believe and trust in God no matter how long it takes before my miracle shows up. Help me to remember that God will never give up, cave in or quit on me. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
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