“Lord, let me recover my sight.” Luke 18:41 The story of Bartimaeus shows how God opens the door of hope for broken lives. Notice the pattern—believe, ask, receive: 1) Bartimaeus believes in Jesus, 2) his faith leads him to a specific kind of asking, and 3) as a result, he receives a wonderful...
“Who are you, Lord?” Acts 9:5
Maybe you feel your problem is doubt, when actually the real problem is your unbelief. The issue is not that you doubt your faith, but that you do not have a faith to doubt.
The issue is that you need to believe the things that God has revealed and act upon them. God has sent his Son into the world. The Son of God loved you and gave himself for you. He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. You need to believe these things.
God’s word tells us that we are more wicked than we ever thought, and at that same time, more loved than we ever imagined. God calls on you to repent from a self-centered life, and offers you mercy, pardon, and forgiveness through his Son Jesus. He offers his own power and presence by the Holy Spirit so that you may be able to pursue your life on his plan. You need to act on this.
When Paul saw the risen Christ on the Damascus Road, he was so overwhelmed by his glory, that he fell to the ground and his first words were, “Who are you, Lord?”
LORD! The man has been humbled. He is no longer the captain of his life. This is a man who has discovered that all that he has, and is, and ever hopes to be, belongs to God, and he is placing his whole life at the disposal of God.
Paul moved from unbelief to faith as God worked a miracle in his life. Maybe that is what needs to happen for you. God will give you that same gift if you will ask him. Will you ask him today?