What God Can Do When We Trust Him

Of all the people in the gospels who sought Jesus for healing, only one person was content to just take Jesus’ word for it.

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Most people, who wanted healing from Him believed contact with Jesus was essential for them to be healed. They believed, like the woman with the 12-year issue of blood, who said,” “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.” (Matthew 9:21) They had good reason to believe this since many sick people, in Jesus’ day, were healed as a result of contact with Him. (Mark 6:56)

When Jesus got word from a Roman Centurion that his servant was near death, Jesus began making His way to the centurion’s house to heal his servant. (Luke 7:2; Matthew 8:7) This request for healing seemed like that from any other, who believed Jesus touch, and therefore presence, was necessary for healing. That was until Jesus was stopped by the centurion’s friends with this message, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.” (Luke 7:6-7)

The Roman Centurion understood the power of Jesus’ Word was just as powerful to heal as His touch. God spoke all of creation into existence. So it would be no difficult thing for Jesus, God in the flesh, to heal the centurion’s servant with just a word. Just as the centurion believed, “his servant was healed that same hour.” (Matthew 8:13)

 Like the woman who believed if she could only touch the hem of Jesus’ garment she would be healed, if we are not careful, we can get caught up in believing God can only meet our needs in a specific way, when, in reality, there is no limit to the ways God can meet our needs. With just a word He can deliver and restore us. What are you facing today that has you discouraged? No matter how your circumstances look, Jesus can restore whatever that has been lost. No situation is too far gone. Look to Jesus, trust Him, and expect to see great things. (Philippians 4:19)

Question for you:  What great ways has the Lord worked in your life as a result of you trusting in Him to help and deliver you?



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14 comments:

  1. God is teaching me a lot about trusting Him during this season of unemployment. It is difficult, but I know He has us in His hands.

    Thank you for linking up to the Living Intentionally Challenge at Upside Down Homeschooling.

    Blessings to you!

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    1. Heather, praying God gives you the perfect job at the perfect time. You are right. He does have you in His hands, and in His perfect timing He will provide just what you need. (Psalm 34:17; Phil. 4:19)God bless you richly!

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  2. we are neighbors today...yes...just a touch...just a word...He is almighty to heal us and meet us right where we are~ great encouragement...blessings~

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    1. Thanks, Ro! I love what you said, "He is almighty to heal us and meet us right where we are." Beautifully said! God bless you lots!

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  3. God is infinite in all He does - Praise Him.

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  4. Hmmm..... I'll have to think about that because I know God has done great things through me when I've had faith, but I'm not bringing anything to mind.
    I guess closest I can think of is the growth and belief I've seen in my Sunday School class as I've trusted God with it more and more.
    PS: hopping over from the Living Intentionally Challenge.

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    1. Ticia, that is so neat to hear about your Sunday school class. Praise the Lord! God bless you richly!

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  5. What a good meditation. I am waiting on Him for hope and direction:)
    Michelle
    http://normalchaosforamultitaskmom.blogspot.com/2012/11/just-tired-momma.html

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! As you wait in God He will show Himself Faithful and show you why it was worth the wait. God bless you as you continue to wait, and may He fill you with hope overflowing. God bless you richly!

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  6. Oh, Brooke, I'm still learning to lean on Him and trust Him. I've been taught too long to do things on my own. Learning to ask for help and support from others. Thank you linking up to the Prairies Randomness this week. I really needed to hear this. :)

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    1. I'm learning right along side you, Michelle. The more we trust God the more He shows Himself faithful. And the more we see His faithfulness, the more we trust Him. I love that! God bless you lots!

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  7. Yes there are NO limits! right now I am undergoing quite a heavy challenge with my health but I am amazed how peaceful and joyful I am! God prepared me years ago when I decided to lean more on His Word and embed it in my heart. Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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    1. What a fabulous testimony of God's goodness in your life in the midst of your heavy health challenge. I love that despite what you are going through, you are full of peace and joy! What an example of experiencing the peace that surpasses all understanding. I love how God prepares us to handle trials in our life. He always sends us in equipped. May God bless you with healing and abundant health, and may you continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord, Jesus Christ. God bless you richly, sweet sister-in-Christ.

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