And when the [Roman]
officer's friends returned to his house, they found the slave completely healed.
— Luke 7:10 NLT
The Roman soldier's trust in Jesus' power was more than warranted! The servant for whom he was concerned was completely healed — not partially healed, not temporarily healed, not incrementally healed, but completely healed! When we open our lives to the authority of Jesus, when we trust him at his word and do what he says, Jesus can do amazing things to bring us complete healing. The issue isn't his authority or his power or his grace but our willingness to take him at his word and trust in his work. Even if we never experience the complete healing on this side of eternity, we will ultimately go to Jesus' house and find ourselves complete in every way.
Dear Almighty God, I do anticipate the day that you make me complete in every way. Until that day, I commit to take Jesus at his word and show my trust in him by my wholehearted obedience. I know that my body is made of dust, mortal in every way. However, dear Father, I trust that you have made me your child through the power of the Holy Spirit and that I will experience my relationship with you in perfection when Jesus comes to bring me home in glory. Give me the strength to live this trust with passion and conviction. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Related Scripture Readings
- John 14:1-4
- Romans 8:18-24
- Philippians 3:12
About This Devotional
What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.
What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.
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