Faith to See

Matthew 9:27-29
And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

If faith is the condition, could our lack of it be why we go away from Jesus yet unseeing? Can it be we’ve hindered His work and limited His power upon our lives by the wretched sin of unbelief? Have we come seeking a miracle from God and left the most important thing—faith—behind? If we know that faith is the impetus for God to work in us, for us, and through us, will we still go on denying His power and His promises, relying on something else, or will we choose to take Him at His word and dive in with a full-fledged trust in the person of Jesus Christ?

Two blind men came lacking sight and asked for and received it. And if we find ourselves lacking that simple faith, let us fall at His feet right now and ask for a portion of it. If we need the miracle of sight in our lives, if we’re blinded spiritually by the lies of Satan and this world, let us come asking for His mercy upon us that we may go away seeing and rejoicing in Him. If we truly believe that He is able, then may we surrender all to Him at this moment and allow Him to work and experience His grace in a real and tangible way.

It is only Jesus who can offer to us what we so desperately need. Whether it is His first gift of salvation that sets us free from sin or His healing hand or His tender mercy that soothes an aching heart, He is there for us. The two blind men knew it was useless to seek any other to meet their deepest need, and so must we turn to Him as the only source, the only cure, the only answer to anything we face. The son of David, our King of kings, has untold resources at His disposal that He is willing to share with those who seek Him.

Is there something we need, some longing of our heart, some request we would bring to our Savior? We must first bring it to Him with the faith that He can and will perform His will in that situation or circumstance. We must trust in His power and wisdom. And we can ask with the assurance that He truly loves and cares for us and desires to work in our lives as we have faith in Him.

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