All men must deal with a myriad of things in their life, some important and some not so important. If we are the adult of our lives then we can put all our responsibilities in a category of our choosing. How important is it to you if someone comes to church early and sits in your favorite chair? I have watched some folks get so mad they spent their time in church in another chair burning with anger at the chair thief. As people we will experience disappointments or blessings every day of our lives.
Luke 10:41 And Jesus said, Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things.
When you read this account of Martha and her sister Mary, there is no record of any man in that house complaining about the ladies’ hospitality. Based on my understanding of the Scriptures, if any of Jesus’ staff would have complained He would have rebuked them. We humans tend to overreact over the silliest things that would amount to nothing. We will assign certain priorities to everything that happens in our life. It seems like the things that we deem life or death situations get the most worry and anxiety. If we address something as if it’s a “big deal” then it will be a stressful time, if we view something as minor and simple then that’s what it will be.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your cares upon the Lord; for He cares for you.
I have known some folks who went to a doctor to have a wart removed, and you would think they had an arm amputated. I have known others who had open heart surgery and they acted as if they just had a wart removed. What’s the difference between these two people, one made the simple a priority and the other made the complex simple. If we can learn to roll all care over onto the Lord and let Him deal with them, then we can assign every issue in our life a low priority. We have the choice as to how big we want our mountain to be. I believe that some folks will take a manageable molehill and turn it into a mountain. Ever heard of a person who was afraid of their own shadow? We cast our own shadow and then become afraid of it.
Mark 5:36 When word came that Jairus’ daughter had died, He said to Jairus, do not be afraid, only believe.
Jesus could very well be speaking to anyone of us, He says to us, do not be afraid, only believe what He said He would do. Evidently Jairus gave heed to His word because he was one of the few Jews allowed to be in the room when Jesus raised his daughter from the dead. What if Jairus would have gotten into fear? He would have disqualified Jesus from the miracle because the girl was his daughter.
If we roll our care over on the Lord, He cares for us. It takes faith to trust Jesus with your life, it will require you to give up all your cares and worries. If you truly trust Jesus then nothing will be a big deal, He always makes things all right. If Jesus is the biggest deal in your life then everything else can be overcome. The whole nation of Israel was afraid of Goliath, but David had more faith in his God than some mouthy giant, Goliath was no big deal.
I am not afraid to give, I am not afraid to cross the Jordan.
My faith is in the promises, God is not a man that He should lie.
My prosperity is on the other side, God will help me get across.
Nothing can oppose me, because God is on my side.
GOD’S EXPECTED END
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
GOD’S WILL IS TO HEAL: Matt 9 Jesus traveled healing every sickness and disease.
Matt 10 Jesus gave his disciples (us) the authority to do the same and sent them (us) Luke 10 Jesus sent out 72 others to do the same.
Mark 16 Jesus said signs would follow: “Lay hands on sick they will recover”!
John 14:12 Those who believe would do greater works!
PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK
PRAYING FOR PROTECTION OVER THOSE WHO ARE NOT
PRAYING IN AGREEMENT FOR MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH
PRAYING FOR GOD’S EXPECTED END
PRAYING AGAINST FEAR (OUR OWN AND OTHERS) FEAR OF GETTING SICK/ FEAR OF LACK DURING AND AFTER
Romans 4:21 “And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he is able to perform it.”
Jeremiah 33:6 "I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security”