Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 20, 2020

An Assignment From Jesus

“They were completely amazed and said again and again, “Everything He does is wonderful. He even makes the deaf to hear and gives speech to those who cannot speak.” (Mark 7:37 NIV)

Biblical accounts of miracles. Loved since childhood. Jesus heals a man of leprosy and the man was quick to spread the news. Jesus asked the man with a shriveled hand to stand in front of the crowd. Jesus healed so all could see. The man possessed by demons was told to tell his family what the Lord had done. And Bartimaeus, not ashamed to cry out to Jesus, receives his sight. Freedom restored. Health made whole. Acceptance regained. Ready to follow Jesus.

In some manner, some fashion, each of us has an area of life that has been wounded. Unavoidable in a world of fallen condition. Perhaps healed in quiet. Perhaps waiting for healing fully aware of the fragile state of our condition. Wondering if people can see the scar our soul carries. From time to time the hurt that causes more hurt. The good news today is that Jesus heals.

And when Jesus heals, or when we’re expectantly waiting for the healing, what do we do? I’ve heard from others the exact same agony that I’ve heard in my own mind: God can’t use me. Each time I hear this phrase, something inside cringes. I’ve learned it’s a lie. It’s a lie told to me and it’s a lie told to my brothers and sisters in Christ. I know where it comes from: Satan. Our adversary. The prince of death and destruction. He wants to stop the very thing the Lord has commissioned. The telling of the miracle of freedom, restoration and grace paid for by Jesus, the King of kings. Dear one, God can use you. We need not remain quiet about what He has and can do, but we must readily tell. Tell the wonder of the Lord.

This is how He will use us. Our story. Our healing. Our hope. A hope that never fails and never forsakes. Righteousness revealed from the beginning of time. As the clock moves forward to the global revealing of the one true Savior, we must refuse to be quiet.

“Father, may I acknowledge the miracles that Jesus has done in my life. May I see the opportunities that You provide to declare my amazement to those around. May my words glorify You and be used to draw others to Christ.”

For His Glory

Kathryn Hayman
TRBC Women’s Life


  1. Yes, yes, yes! Amen, Kathryn!

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