46 Jesus and his followers came into Jericho. As Jesus was leaving Jericho, together with his disciples and a sizable crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, Timaeus’ son, was sitting beside the road. 47 When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was there, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, show me mercy!” 48 Many scolded him, telling him to be quiet, but he shouted even louder, “Son of David, show me mercy!” 49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him forward.” They called the blind man, “Be encouraged! Get up! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his coat to the side, he jumped up and came to Jesus. 51 Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said, “Teacher, I want to see.” 52 Jesus said, “Go, your faith has healed you.” At once he was able to see, and he began to follow Jesus on the way. (Mark 10:46-52, CEB)
Go your faith has healed you…
What do you want Jesus to heal you from?
Do you have the faith that Bartimaeus did? They answer to that is we don’t know what his faith was. How much he had, how much he didn’t. Now we could say Jesus knew, but Jesus could have also been assuming (you know what happens when we assume…) that Bartimaeus had faith that Jesus could give him his sight. But we have no clue from the text what Bartimaeus believed or had faith in.
So do not think you do not have enough faith. You do.
God loves you as you are and sometimes God’s healing is different than our understanding of healing.
Loving People. Loving God.