A word uttered by a deity from eternity past echoes into aions so that every generation can drink freely from this ageless stream. Christ Jesus promised us in Him. He says; “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” When I am hungry, Jesus comes. When I am thirsty, Jesus comes. When I am broken, Jesus comes. He is the all-sufficient One.
“And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” Matthew 8:7 LEB
O’ Come, Jesus. I need thee
These words of Jesus Christ is the freedom for the weary bones of mankind. The heart of our God is decorated with compassion to draw near when we call, and He has the power to effect uncommon change in our lives when he is near. Not many among us have the confidence to invite Christ into their chaos. Not many Christians have the belief, He will come to their broken spaces if they call so they dare not ask him. They just sit and let the weight of discouragement drown them into despair. There are countless resources of the mundane which men built their confidence upon but it never provides the cure nor the pleasures our soul is searching for. Why not try the one who hears and answer us just the rain waters an arid land, bringing forth the best out of it.
The psalmist wrote, “O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come”. (Psalm 65:2)
Love always provokes our Lord and savior Jesus to come into our darkest thoughts and weariness when we call. And His power is always available to change the impossible circumstances that terrifies us. Oh, what a friend we have in Jesus! I find great peace this afternoon as I brood on the account of a Jewish centurion who came to Jesus, appealing for the healing of his servant who had been hit with paralysis.
“Now when he entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him, appealing to him and saying, “Lord, my slave is lying paralyzed in my house, terribly tormented!”” Matthew 8:5-6 LEB
6 Words That Shapes Trust
Six words from the lips of the Master, a response that has triggered a belief system that has shaped an organic relationship of love and trust in God in different generations. Gods heart is captured in Christ, the Emmanuel, as he looked into the eyes of a desperate seeker; a Jewish centurion, and He spoke these glorious words of assurance to him;
“And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” Matthew 8:7 LEB
God can be trusted, my friend. Why? Because these words, which were uttered by a deity over 2,000 years ago still echoes into time, infusing hope into weary hearts and desperate seekers like me. As I meditated on this account I sensed the nearness of God in a whole new way, because I see Gods word as timeless. These words are not exclusively for the Centurion because it reveals the heart of God towards those who will trust in Him
I know God cares, therefore I will continue to learn to trust Him whether good or bad because He will always come. Maybe I can call God “Comer.”The one who will come, regardless. The Lord will see me through the storms of life. I don’t know if you are hungry for God or you’re trusting Him to meet a felt need in your life just like this centurion. Let this be your comfort today my friend. If your heart is failing and life seems so lonely, He is saying to you today just as He did over 2,000 years ago; “I will come and heal you” “I will come and strengthens you.” “I will come… “ Just trust me.
This is worth trumpeting aloud until you have become one with the truth. Confess it by faith to the annoyance of satan, the deceiver;
“Oh, yes, my God will come. Yes, He is here right now, meeting all my needs according to His riches in glory. My Lord Jesus is healing me right now” O’ glory Halleluia!
Doesn’t it feel so good to know, without any iota of doubt that your God is faithful to all of His promises towards you? Satan is a deceiver. He will make you feel your case is different (worse and hopeless ) and God won’t show up at your corner because of this and that reason. He will feed your mind with so many lies just to deny you of the eternal riches. Don’t give him room to mess up your faith. Continue to hold on to the presence. He will come, and He is here right now, changing the impossible.
Just as Jesus told the centurion, who was in dire need of a miracle because his servant was tormented with paralysis by the devil. Friend, we can be confident in Christ Jesus at all times with this verse of scripture. When we call on Him, He will show up. He is a very present help in times of trouble. No one comes through like Jesus.
And He said to him, “I will come and heal him” Mathew 8:7
Live in the confident expectation of something good from the Lord today. Yes, don’t throw away your confidence in His word. Your God and my God is faithful. He is speaking to us by the Holy Spirit; “I will come and heal him.” The prophet Isaiah echoes the loyal heartbeat of God towards the fainted souls of Israel;
“Say to them that are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; He will come and save you.” — Isaiah 35:4
The above scripture breathes deep assurance and redemption to a world that is finding its way through the labyrinth of the Covid 19 pandemic. There is hope for the world in Christ. One of my favourite Psalmist, Bob Fitts had a song that was inspired by this scripture. I would also love to share the link with you. Friend, take the time, listen, and let the words sink deep into your spirit until the Prince of Peace dawn on you.
PHANEROÒ | Make Manifest | 🔺
Matthew 8:8-13 LEB
“And the centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come in under my roof. But only say the word and my slave will be healed. For I also am a man under authority who has soldiers under me, and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another one, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”
Now when Jesus heard this, he was astonished, and said to those who were following him, “Truly I say to you, I have found such great faith with no one in Israel. But I say to you that many will come from east and west and be seated at the banquet with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!” And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go, as you have believed it will be done for you.” And the slave was healed at that hour.”