What’s standing in the way of your healing? Are you too proud to admit you need help?

Mark 10v51

Bartimaeus, a blind man, could not see as most of us can. But even without sight, he was able to identify Jesus, not only as the Son of David, but also as one who could change his life.

What did he do? He called out again and again as Jesus was passing until he had the Lord’s attention.

What did he ask? “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.”

This is what we need to do in our times of need: call to Jesus and ask for His mercy. If we do, He will help us!

Because of our sins, we are in some way spiritually blind. By grace, we may begin “to call out, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have pity on’ ” us! Then many things inside pressure us to be quiet. What if Jesus did have mercy on us? What if He opened our eyes? We would see our sinfulness, our lives, and even reality. Then what would we do? We would need to repent. So it’s best to keep quiet and to keep blind.

It’s hard to admit weakness, sin, or even sickness. The blindness of pride often prevents us from being healed of other kinds of blindness. After Bartimaeus began calling out, “many people were scolding him to make him keep quiet, but he shouted all the louder” (Mk 10:48). After we humble ourselves, the next obstacle to healing is often worrying about what other people think of us. Often, to receive healing; it is necessary to look like a fool in the eyes of the world.

“Then Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him over’ “. Bartimaeus “threw aside his cloak, jumped up and came to Jesus”. His jump was a great leap of faith. Blind people don’t make sudden movements. If they jump up, they don’t know what might happen since they don’t know what’s above them. Jesus said to Bartimaeus: ” ‘Be on your way. Your faith has healed you.’ Immediately he received his sight and started to follow Him up the road”.

What’s standing in the way of your healing? Are you too proud to admit you need help? Are you too proud to confess your sins? Are you too “cool” to be healed? Are you paralyzed by the thought of being laughed at? Are you unwilling to become a fool for Christ? If you jump up or down, do you believe Jesus will catch you? Don’t let anything or anyone prevent you from receiving your healing and your Healer, Jesus.


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