WAIT! Before You Try That, Try God!


Jeremiah 32:17, “‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.”

Have you ever found yourself measuring the difficulty of a situation you’re in and trying to figure out how you’re going to solve it? It could be financial, a bill that’s due and you don’t have enough money in your account to pay for it. It could be you’ve received a diagnosis and you try to figure out which doctor would be the best for your situation. But have you ever entertained the thought that this would be a great faith builder right here? Unfortunately, God only enters the picture after we’ve exhausted all other means.

A few years ago, I was headed toward the medicine cabinet to down some more pain relief medication for some chronic pain I was having. Out of my spirit I heard the Lord say, “Why don’t you try me first? If you don’t start trusting me for the little things, you’ll never have the faith you need for the bigger things.” So I put the bottle back in the cabinet and said, “You’re right, Lord. I want to cultivate my faith to believe that nothing is impossible with you. I will never rely on what masks the symptoms when I have you who heals all my diseases. May I never take your sacrifice for granted again.”

Do I still have moments when I want to run to the doctors or grab a pill? Yes! But every step I take toward God, He responds with 10 steps toward me. As I research His Word on healing, deliverance, peace, hope and joy, I find so much more. I no longer look at God as on onlooker, but a participator. We’re in this together, He and me. He created me, He makes all things new. We’ve each been given a measure of faith and it’s in each one of us, but we must cultivate it, feed it, water it, give it Son time so that it can grow and become a tree that bears fruit and others can partake of it. It’s never just about you! It’s about getting it right so others can get it right too.

I once heard a pastor who was standing in faith for his healing and at the same time, he was researching about his diagnosis, what the treatment options were, the surgical procedure needed, the recovery time. After the surgery he asked the Lord, “Why didn’t you heal me? I was standing in faith and believing for it!” Listen to what the Lord said, “If you have spent the time you spent researching the internet, researching my Word, you wouldn’t have had to go through the surgery, but you discovered you had other options so I allowed you to take that route.” Lesson learned!

Let’s go to God first and build our faith and trust in the God who made us. Like Jeremiah discovered, ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.” Do you really think that the God who created you stands by wringing His hands trying to figure out what to do? No! He sent His Word and healed you. Start speaking what His Word says until you believe it with every ounce of your being. Healing isn’t just a word, it’s walking in health all the days of your life. Stop thinking like the world things and running to the doctor for everything. As Christians, our first line of defense should be the Word.

Father, thank you great creator for watching over Your creation, me. The beating Jesus took on His back was so that I could walk in healing, live in healing, be the healed. There is nothing too hard for you! I believe You’re my healer! My deliverer! The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in me and makes alive my mortal body. Your blood flows through my veins, so sickness and disease cannot! What a great Doctor you are. For every battle going on in my body, I have the assurance that YOU give me the victory. I praise You and give You all the glory in Jesus’ Name. Amen

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