Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | September 12, 2018

“Pour out your heart before Him” – “casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”

Today’s devotion comes from Mark 8:22-26.

“And they *came to Bethsaida.  And they *brought a blind man to Jesus and *implored Him to touch him.  Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see anything?”  And he looked up and said, “I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around.”  Then again He laid His hands on his eyes;  and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly.  And He sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.”   Mark 8:22-26.

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Jesus did not need two attempts to heal the blind man.

“‘Ah Lord GOD!  Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm!  Nothing is too difficult for You,” Jeremiah 32:17.

Jesus did not need to ask the blind man:  “Do you see anything?”

“Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O LORD, You know it all.”  Psalm 139:4.

Jesus did the healing in two attempts and asked that question for the benefit of the blind man and to teach us a lesson today.

The blind man could have been satisfied with seeing something.  The blind man could have simply and truthfully answered:  “Yes.”  Note that Jesus did not ask him about the quality of his new vision, but simply asked him:  “Do you see anything?”

The blind man went beyond thus just answering Jesus question by a simple “Yes” to fully disclose exactly what He saw (and needed – more healing):  “I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around.”

“Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.  Selah.”  Psalm 62:8.

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden,
The God who is our salvation. Selah.”  Psalm 68:19.

“Even to your old age I will be the same,
And even to your graying years I will bear you!
I have done it, and I will carry you;
And I will bear you and I will deliver you.”  Isaiah 46:4.

casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:7.


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