Hero Power

The meaning of Jesus’ healing of physical and mental infirmities was much deeper to Jesus than we often consider. Matthew 9:35-36 ESV says “And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Jesus had mercy on those who needed every form of healing and required only that they have faith in Him. He offers the same healing to us today.

Miraculously Included

In Matthew 8:18-27 we read about the fear the disciples had when they encountered a storm. Jesus calmed the storm and asked why the disciples had such little faith to let fear overwhelm them. No matter what we are going through, we must trust Him to take care of us because He has shown over and over that He is able and willing to meet our every need. We need to exercise our faith and stop listening to our fears. “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)

Healer of Stories

The longer we are Christians, the more we are aware of our own sinfulness. The great hymn writer, Robert Robinson, wrote, “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it; prone to leave the God I love.” Thankfully, God’s grace shines on us even more abundantly when we turn back to Him in repentance of our own sins. Robinson also wrote, “O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be!” God does not abandon us in our weaknesses, but He restores courage, confidence and self-worth. We serve a mighty God!


You may have prayed for someone this week–prayed for healing, for a crisis to be resolved, for peace and comfort for the grieving or for those who’ve endured this week’s brutal storms. Why didn’t you help that person get well, resolve that crisis, comfort the one who was grieving or help rebuild homes that were destroyed? Even if we can offer physical help in these situations, prayer will be the best thing we can do. Our faith in God’s answering our prayers not only helps those we’ve prayed for, it also blesses us.