Need healing? Jesus cares about your problems, no matter how small.
Posted in , Nov 28, 2011
“When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, ‘Lord, should we strike with our swords?’ And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. But Jesus answered, ‘No more of this!’ And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.” Luke 22:49–51 (TNIV)
I’ve been struggling with insulin resistance. It means my cells don’t respond to insulin and don’t intake the sugar in my bloodstream into the cells, and so my cells are starving. Poor cells!
At first I felt frustrated and alone, because I felt I had to heal my body myself. Granted, it was my terrible diet that caused the insulin resistance in the first place, but I still felt alone. After all, no one else can eat or not eat the right foods for me.
As I wallowed in self-pity and tried not to think about chocolate chip cookies, I prayed half-heartedly. Please, Lord, heal me from my insulin resistance. Saying the prayer felt silly to me. It’s not like I had cancer or a heart attack or a stroke. Why would Jesus care to heal me from my insulin resistance, which I had caused myself?
But then I remembered the priest whose ear Jesus had healed. An ear isn’t huge like cancer, and the man wasn’t deathly ill or particularly beloved like the other people Jesus had raised from the dead. This man was Jesus’ enemy. And he wasn’t an important man; he was simply a servant. But Jesus healed him anyway.
If Jesus healed a servant from a cut ear, He can heal my insulin resistance? Jesus cares about me. Jesus cares about my body.
Faith step: What are things in your life and your body that need healing, big or small? Jesus cares about you and your problems, no matter how trivial they might seem. Pray to Jesus about the small things in your life, and let Him help you.
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