The Privilege of Prayer
Thought: God’s power is never more present than when we need Him the most.
When I hurt, He hurts.
Luke 5:12-13 New Living Translation (NLT)
12 In one of the villages, Jesus met a man with an advanced case of leprosy. When the man saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground, begging to be healed. “Lord,” he said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.”
13 Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared.
3 truths we can learn from this thought, that when I hurt, He hurts and that His power is never more present than when we need Him the most.
1) Jesus responds to desperation.
The man with leprosy was close enough to Jesus that when he fell before Jesus, Jesus could reach out and touch Him.
We want to make sure we are close to Jesus.
2) Nothing intimidates Jesus.
In this passage, the clean (Jesus) reaches out to the unclean (leprous man) and makes him clean.
In the face of all of life’s maladies, our God is not intimidated by what confronts us: God is not intimidated by sickness, death, poverty, anger and anything else that we face.
3) Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Hebrews 13:8
If God healed then, He heals now!
We can depend upon Him – He is consistent as He is constant!