“When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.”
It wasn't the faith of the one who had the problem that was mentioned.
“Jesus saw their faith”
Jesus saw the faith of the others, the ones who got actively involved in helping their friend.
How much faith do you have that the Lord can meet someone else’s need? If it is possible to help someone, do you jump in and offer assistance or do you just sit back and watch someone go through something? We have a choice to pass them by or be the Good Samaritan and get involved.
What are you doing to demonstrate your faith within someone else’s life?
“Bear ye one another’s burdens…”
When we stop and evaluate how much faith we display in the lives of those around us we may be disappointed. In today’s society, we tend to get so caught up in our own problems and circumstances that we neglect to show our friends how much we care.
Would you be willing to climb up the side of someone’s house and tear the roof off if that was required in order to get your friend help? Sounds drastic, doesn’t it? It was for the friends that wanted to see their friend healed by Jesus. These friends put aside their own issues and focused on their hurting friend’s need. Can we not do the same?
Do you have a friend who is ill? Visit or call them.
Do you have a friend who is discouraged? Send them a card or text.
Do you have a friend who is grieving? Make them smile or laugh.
Remind your friend you are praying for God to help them.
It’s the little things that matter the most. Show your faith that God will provide whatever the need, then watch and rejoice and the Lord shows up.
Ecclesiastes 9-10 | Revelation 10 | Psalm 37
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