When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” “I can’t, sir,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to put me into the pool when the water bubbles up. Someone else always gets there ahead of me.”
Rather than answering Jesus with a “yes” or a “no,” he says “I can’t,” essentially saying I am stuck in this position. We can sometimes have our own places of stuckness where we believe we can’t escape or see a change or healing. Yet as this crippled man discovered, Jesus is able to do the impossible. Look to him today and seek him for the deliverance, or healing that you need and then trust his timing.
Lord I lift up to you the areas where I am stuck and need healing. I can’t fix these things on my own and I ask for your healing to flow through me today. Give me wisdom and direction and strength to get me where you want me to be. Amen.