Luke 5: 12-13. While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus he fell on his face and begged him, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him.
Don’t allow your circumstances or anyone or anything discourage you from believing today that “if God wills” He will change your circumstances, He will deliver you, He will heal you……… whatever it is, “if He wills” He can!
It is time to get back to believing God for the “unnatural”! We need to believe that He not only can, but if we ask with a clean heart and right motives He will move on our behalf! I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I have been praying for something and I have ended up discouraged because I have had other people tell me, “God just doesn’t work that way” or “life just isn’t that way”. We serve the same God we are reading about in the Bible and He doesn’t change! He is a mighty God and He is faithful even when we aren’t, He loves us and wants to show Himself mighty in our lives, how else will others see Him?
What we have to remember too is that God is working, His answers aren’t always ours, but they are best! If we knew what He knows we would ask for what He is about to do! Since we know He is working we can have confidence that our answer is on the way, but that doesn’t mean you can just sit on your bum waiting! What has He put in front of you to do today? Do you have a new job or maybe you have started your own business ~ you are doing all that you know to do and yet you don’t feel as though you are seeing the results you feel you should be seeing, so what are you going to do? If you believe that God gave you that job or business then don’t you dare quit! Hunker down and do the things you know you should be doing and do it with great excitement because you know that He didn’t bring you this far to just bring you this far! He has a plan and if you will seek His face and do what He gives you to do, you can know His answers are on the way. Allow the struggles and the seasons of waiting to make you stronger, to grow as a leader to seek God’s face more. Everything inside you may be telling you that you can’t make it through whatever you are facing, but yes, you can! If you rely on Him to always do what is best for you and you rely on Him for His strength, you will come out on the other side better and stronger than you have ever been!
If you are ill, I would encourage you to seek some godly people to anoint you with oil and pray over you! That is what He tells us to do! Don’t hesitate to ask Him for His healing!
Let’s face it, God’s answer isn’t always yes, but it is always best but that doesn’t mean that His answer is always no! Don’t give up before you even give Him the chance to move! Just because you don’t see the miraculous every day doesn’t mean it won’t happen! Believe Him for more today, more strength, more favor, more healing, more wisdom, and ask Him to give you the strength you need to move forward whether His answer is what you want or His answer is what He knows is best.
Remember: He healed the leper! He delivered Joseph from prison and put him in the palace! He didn’t just give Ruth a field to work in He gave her the field! He made the blind see! He gave Solomon more wisdom than anyone before or after Him because He asked! He enlarged Jabez’s territory and blessed Him! He parted the sea for the Israelites! The list goes on and on and on and He can still do those things today! Is anything too hard for the Lord? Absolutely not and He is the same yesterday, today, and forever! God loves you! Trust Him to see you through! Trust Him to move on your behalf! Trust Him to do what is right! The best is yet to come!
Quote: “Beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and best.” R. Turnbull