John 5:6 When Jesus saw the man and realized that he had been crippled for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to be healed?”
There was a man lying at the pool of Bethesda who had an infirmity for 38 years of his life. The infirmity paralyzed his mind and body but not his soul. This man was waiting for someone to come to his aid but no one did. Many passed him to get into the pool. One day, Jesus saw the man struggling but he did not offer him a hand; he said, ““Do you want to be healed?” Jesus immediately told him to get up and walk. Ironically the man did not jump in the pool. He rejoiced and followed after Jesus. The key point here was that the man did not get healed until his mind and body came into full agreement with his soul about who was his healer. He depended upon others instead upon God who could save him. Jesus addressed this man in the area of his responsibility. The man at the pool was waiting for other people instead of going to the one who could heal him.
There are many issues today that paralyze us. For more than three years, the financial struggle has captivated many similar to a physical sickness. The lack of finances has caused many to go into debt, foreclosure, and bankruptcies. Debt, foreclosures, and bankruptcies can only be linked back to one issue in which the man at the pool later found – the expectation that God could heal and restore him.
We must acknowledge it is God’s responsibility not Washington, nor governments, or others to restore our finances. Financial healing can be received in 4 steps. 1) Accept that God has greater knowledge than you on your finances. 2) Become faithful with what you have in your hand. 3 fishes and 5 loaves of bread fed over 5000 people. 3) Become educated about your finances in the area of budget, debt, investments, and savings 4) Take risks that will help you increase your financial well being. Sometimes you have to let go of your fears. God is responsible for the wellness of your finances and we are the stewards to keep in tact. We can be healed. April is personal finance month. So get up and move forward with your finances by committing your faithfulness in the area of financial literacy. Once you do, financial healing will reach you in more ways that you can imagine.