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We must do our part & let God do His.

I have an immune system like a fortress, which means I rarely get sick. When a stomach bug or virus tends to land on those around me, I don’t usually fall prey to it.

Except a cold. I usually catch one cold each winter season. Oftentimes this turns into a sinus infection and even bronchitis. And I throw a fit about it. Sometimes I even pout.

Because I want God to just take it away. To just zap my body and wah-lah, I’m healed. But that doesn’t happen. Instead, I have to do what only I can do. I have to do my part. Diffuse the right oils, rest, take plenty of Vitamin C and Elderberry, rest, treat the symptoms, rest, run the humidifier, you know, all the healthy , non-prescription things.

We must do our part and let God do His.

In 2 Kings, chapter 5, we read about Naaman, who is was the commander of King Aram’s army. He had leprosy, and nobody wants to have leprosy. He hears about a potential cure and makes his way to Samaria. Things get a little touchy with the King of Israel and that’s when Elisha steps in. Elisha summoned Naaman and then directed him to wash himself in the Jordan River seven times so that his skin would be restored. Here is Naaman’s surprising response:

But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy.” (2 Kings 5:11)

Naaman wanted his leprosy gone with the wave of a hand. I wanted my cold gone. But it didn’t work that way for Naaman and it didn’t work that way for me. And chances are, it isn’t working that way for you either.

Are you struggling with an addiction that you long for God to just zap away?
Do you have a strained relationship that you wish God would just mend?
Is there uneasiness in your heart about your future?

Make no mistake about it, our God is the ultimate addiction-breaker, disease-healer, and heart mender. He can alleviate your struggle with one snap of His majestic hand. Yet, more often than not, He wants us to interact with Him, working it out with Him so that we can grow through our trials with Him. Our faith must not be a sideline faith. It must be an active faith.

We must do our part and let God do His.

Today’s Reading
2 Kings 5

 

3 thoughts on “We must do our part & let God do His.”

  1. 💖! Pastor Cindy, you are an incredible writer! I love the way you walked us through this! Beautifully written and easy to follow. That’s important to me bc the Bible is complex!!! Thank you for this!

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