God answers desperation.
Mark 10:46-52 (NLT)
Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus
46 Then they reached Jericho, and as Jesus and his disciples left town, a large crowd followed him. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting beside the road. 47 When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 “Be quiet!” many of the people yelled at him.
But he only shouted louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, “Tell him to come here.”
So they called the blind man. “Cheer up,” they said. “Come on, he’s calling you!”50 Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked.
“My Rabbi,[a]” the blind man said, “I want to see!”
52 And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.[b]
Well, in my devotions this morning I came across two powerful passages of two desperate people that Jesus answered and honoured. In this life sometimes, needy people can be pushed to the side and no one takes notice of them, right? But with Jesus, it’s different. Jesus loves when you take your need to him and even get desperate about your need. He is the only true source that can meet your needs. He is the one that won’t push you to the side.
As you can see in this passage, Bartimaeus had heard of Jesus and all he could do somewhere obviously, and a hope rose up that he could be healed and free by Jesus. Bartimaeus could of let all the other people discourage him from raising up and getting Jesus attention but instead it says he got louder and louder. He wasn’t going to let his chance of healing pass him by. Now that is desperation and God stopped and healed him. Have you ever been like that?
Another man is the Tax collector called Zacchaeus. He was a bad sinner but somewhere he must have heard of God goodness and in his pursue of something better he climb a tree to see Jesus. Jesus called of him from the tree and had a meal at his house. Zacchaeus got touched by Jesus and loved and in return he stopped sinning. (Luke 19:1-10)
When was the last time you got so desperate for Jesus that you did something outlandish as these things? The bible is full of people who were desperate. You see Hannah, Anne, the widow with Elijah, Jacob, and Samson, the friend who put their friend through the roof to get healed.
They’re just a few. If you have a need today please take it to Jesus or if you have a friend who has a need, help them to Jesus. Get desperate!! Be like the persistent widow who wearied the king with her request (Luke 18:1-8). Don’t let others get in the way of your miracle. You maybe one desperate moves away from you miracle. As you can see, Jesus delighted in all the people above and answered their request. He will answer yours today to. Jesus is willing!!
Get completely desperate and stay desperate. Once you’re free, get desperate to see others free. Bring them to the one who has healed you to. Jesus came to seek and to save all that are lost. Jesus was a friend of sinners and the sick. healthy people don’t need a doctor, sick people do. Jesus came to seek and to save them all.
Be Blessed and keep desperate your miracle is about to come!!