Matthew 9:12 “On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.”

I pray that I would never see myself as healed. Let me always be aware of my sickness and my need for Jesus. What a scary place to be, thinking that I have it all figured out and no longer need His healing. There has only ever been one that didn’t need healing. I don’t want to ever hear God’s Word and not be able to find the need for it in my life. If Paul was convinced that he hadn’t yet attained it, may I never think that I have. Keep my pride from causing me to be a modern day Pharisee.

At the same time, let me never view my sickness as beyond cure. That I would never feel that my sin is too much for Jesus to cleanse me of. May shame never keep me from bringing my failures to Him. I pray that I would never hold back what needs to be brought into the light. Stop the lies that would say I am an outcast and let me always feel welcome at His table.

How about you? Are you sick today? Can you find yourself in that word? Are you in need of the Doctor? “For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened.” “But with God all things are possible.” “Whoever believes in him will not perish.”