For the past five months, I have watched God move miraculously in the life of a friend. He’s changed hearts, healed relationships, brought restoration and moved in ways that apart from Him are impossible. The outpouring of so many blessings in such a short period of time has been mind-blowing; it’s been faith-building.
The blessings she is experiencing now are the result of many years of seeking and believing God, “of being sure of what she hoped for, confident of what she did not see” (Hebrews 11:1 – the definition of faith). Her take-away from it is a message we all need to heed:
“It will be done for you according to your faith.”
The words are straight from Scripture, found in three short verses in Matthew 9:27-29:
“Two blind men followed Him (Jesus), calling out, ‘Have mercy on us, Son of David!’ He asked them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ they replied. Then, He touched their eyes and said, ‘According to your faith will it be done for you.’”
The miracle happened to blind men, men who likely begged for money and food just to survive. They were men who only knew secondhand of the miracles Jesus performed. Yet they were men who knew firsthand of their neediness. Men whose neediness drove them to the One who they believed — by faith and certainly not by sight — could meet all their needs. What an example of faith for those of us who can see!
Whether we realize and admit it or not, we are a needy people. We were created by God, made to be filled with and supplied by Him. There’s so much beauty in this. We get to ask and believe. God gives and we receive. This fact should drive us to the same response it did in these men. Look at what they were doing: they were following Jesus, calling out to Him with faith.
They had a need, and they sought and asked Jesus to meet it. What’s your need? What healing, restoration and provision do you need today? Are you, am I, willing to come to God as needy men and women? Are we, just like these men, willing to ask and believe God for His mercy — to give us what we don’t deserve and could never provide for ourselves?
Do we see Jesus as they did — the Son of David, the promised Messiah? Have we made Him our Lord?: “‘Yes, Lord,’ they replied.’” What is your response to Jesus’ question:
“Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
Will we believe as they did:
Since Jesus is the Messiah — He can give me what I need.
Since He is my Lord — He will give me what I need.
Whatever your “this” is, do you believe God is able, do you believe He will do it for you? God has given you both a spiritual principle and a promise:
“According to your faith it will be done for you.”
The blind men believed and the result was life-altering. Let’s ask and believe God for the life-altering, miracle-working things He wants to do in our lives. Let’s see, like the blind men, with eyes of faith.