What Jesus Did! 'Jesus Wants to Hear About Your Burdens' — Luke 18:40-41

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Jesus stopped there and said, "Bring that blind man to me!" When the blind man came near, Jesus asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said, "Lord, I want to see again."
— Luke 18:40-41 NLT
Illustration of Luke 18:40-41 NLT — Jesus stopped there and said, "Bring that blind man to me!" When the blind man came near, Jesus asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said, "Lord, I want to see again."

Key Thought

You see them on the street. "How you doing?" they ask. "Fine." Your reply is automatic and instinctive. However, you are not fine. You just know that they don't really want to hear about your burdens. They are just being nice and giving you a perfunctory greeting. If you are blessed, you may actually have a few folks close to you who are interested in the heaviness in your heart, but the vast majority of folks don't want to hear about it. In fact, many folks don't have a single person who really wants to share the burdens of their heart. Jesus, however, will take the time to listen and has the heart to hear. Offer him the burdens of your heart!

Today's Prayer

Thank you, Father, for showing me your desire to hear the burdens of my heart by showing your love through Jesus. In his name I offer my thanks. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 1:40-42
  • Philippians 4:6-7
  • Luke 7:1-10

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.