SCRIPTURE READING | MARK 3: 1-5
The man with the withered hand was in the temple when Jesus showed up. He was sick in an area of his life, but it didn’t stop him from coming to the synagogue. He had a challenge that could make others stay away from the synagogue, but he kept coming. Others were already receiving miracles from Jesus, he was yet to receive, yet he kept coming. What happened to him did not stop him from coming to the synagogue.
Friend, don’t allow your challenges to distract you from seeking Jesus. Don’t allow what has not worked in your favour to make you stop praying; don’t allow your misfortunes to make you stay away from corporate worship; don’t allow the disappointments you have faced to make you question the power and goodness of God; don’t allow the prayers you made that have not been answered to make you disconnect from God.
The man with the withered had kept coming to the temple, and one day, without planning it, he encountered Jesus and got his miracle. He kept being a worshipper, and his consistency in worship paid off in a matter of time. If you keep seeking God despite the things that are not working in your favour at the moment, one day, soon, everything will begin to work in your favour. If you stay connected to Jesus despite what you are yet to receive from Him, you will get your evidence one day.
Don’t allow the devil to lie to you about Jesus simply because you have a ‘withered hand’. Don’t allow your unresolved challenges to make you seek after another god; don’t allow your misfortunes to rob you of your communion and dedication to God; don’t allow anything physical that is not yet in order to interfere with your relationship with God. No matter how badly withered your hands are, stay connected to Jesus.
That man with the withered hand got his miracle as he met Jesus; keep encountering Jesus despite your challenges, and He will come through for you.
DECLARE WITH ME
I choose to keep worshipping Jesus despite my ‘withered hand’, in Jesus’ name!
ABOUT JERRY EZE
Jerry Uchechukwu Eze is the dynamic Founder and President of the fast-growing Streams of Joy International. An inspirational speaker, a seasoned Pastor and leader...