He looked round at them all, and then said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He did so, and his hand was completely restored. Luke 6:10
this verse reminds me that when i stretch out towards Jesus – He is there.
He is our healer. our peace. our strength. our saviour. our grace giver.
sometimes i’m more inclined to sit, wrapped in myself, paralysed by the problems of the moment
my heart withering as i close in and mother on and do all i can in my own strength to not fall apart
but Jesus calls me to stretch out to find healing
to find His healing grace
i believe healing is also found when we stretch out into the arms of others, when we share and confide with friends or pastors or professionals
we go to a doctor if our body is broken, a mechanic if our car is broken, a plumber if our pipes are broken – but we often neglect to find help when our hearts and emotions are broken
stretching out is such an action of faith – to make the motion and movement we haven’t had before, to do something so unnatural to our being – but its in that action of faith that we find restoration and healing, both in our body and our soul. wherever we are broken God can heal.
its as i stretch close to God that i am restored
stretching into worship
stretching into prayer
stretching into listening to His voice and promises
stretching into His truth
this is the place i want to live – always stretching out, arms wide open, heart surrendered to Jesus
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