I have a lifeguard friend who told me once,
“Bayless, if we’ve got someone who’s drowning, we’ll go out in the water. But if they won’t calm down, we won’t touch them. Because if we get out there and they’re panicking, they’ll grab us and drown us both. If we can get them to calm down, that’s one thing. But if we can’t, we wait until they exhaust themselves, and then we save them.”
And you know, this is how we often act in our relationship with God!
A lot of the time, you and I come to the absolute end of our strength before we lay hold of God’s strength. This is especially true when it comes to the subject of healing.
Maybe you would admit that you’re there right now… that you feel like you are finished… that you can’t go on. If so, take hold of God’s strength.
When you are weak, His strength is made perfect. When you come to the end of your strength, that’s where God’s strength begins!
In my life as a pastor, I’ve found that many people have been misinformed when it comes to what God has to say about healing. They struggle and struggle, never going to God’s Word to see what He says.
That’s why I hope you will spend time reading the Bible and that you will find it a real blessing. I pray that it will help align your thinking about healing with God’s thinking about healing!