Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that moment. Matthew 9:20-22 (NIV)
What Are You Thinking?
What are you thinking? What are you telling yourself? I’m not sure what you mean. What am I thinking about what? What am I telling myself about what? Are you telling yourself that you can live life under your own power and strength? Are you thinking that you don’t want or need my help? I am certainly not thinking or telling myself those thoughts. I need all the help I can get. I need all the power and strength and help and healing that you will give to me. I don’t have all I need. I am not all I need. I desperately need you. Really, I would not have guessed that by your actions. Not that I need to guess about anything. I know you desperately need my help. It just surprises me that you don’t ask for my help and healing very often. I don’t? No, you don’t.
So, let’s go back to my questions. Ask them again. What are you thinking? What are you telling yourself? Do you think I may too busy to hear and answer your prayers? Do you not want to trouble me? Do you think that your small prayers are too small for me to consider? Do you think that your large prayers are too big for me to grant? No, I know you are not too busy to hear and answer my prayers. No, I know that both my small and large prayers are ones that you are ready and willing and able to hear and answer. There is no prayer that is too small or too large to bring to you. I know that I can never bother you by asking for something from you. You delight to meet with me in prayer. That’s right. It is your joy to hear and answer my prayers. That’s true. You are my God and Father. You know how to give good gifts to me. Yes, I do.
Is there something that you would like to do differently? Yes, there is something I would like to do differently. What’s that? With a heart filled with faith, I will bring all my prayers to you. There will be no prayer that is too small or too large to pray to you. That’s right. I will come to you to ask for all your help and healing. That will be very good.
Lord, I know that you hear and answer prayer. I never want to be telling myself or believing anything different than that. Help me to come to you with a heart and mind that are filled with faith to ask for help and healing not only for myself but also for others. Amen
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