Just Jesus in Victory
When We Can’t
Scripture Reading: John 5:1-9
Key Verse: John 5:7
“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”
We can relate to the man in this story from John 5. No, we may not be an invalid as he was. No, we may not be lying around a pool that was thought to heal people.
But we know what it is like not to be able to get where we would like to go! We know what it is like to watch others beat us out of life’s opportunities. We know how it feels when time passes, and our hopes fade that we will ever feel free of our hurts and pain.
Some of us can relate to the highlight in this story; the day that Jesus walked by. The man thought he needed to get into this pool, but he soon found out that he just needed Jesus for his victory.
Do you have a desire in your thinking that, if you could just have it, that it would answer all your questions? Is it a new job, more money, or a new relationship that you have put your hope in? Have you been thinking that if you could be healed of some physical ailment, that it would satisfy your life? Yes, it is very easy to think these thoughts; we are just human!
Jesus comes along, just at the right time, and reminds us that all we really need is Him! We could gain the whole world, but if we do not have Him, how lost we would be!
Just Jesus… He really is enough for our victory over all the issues in this life! As the Apostle Paul learned, we can be content in whatever season of life we find ourselves in!
Father, Jesus really is enough for me! I will focus on Him today and praise You for victory over all my problems. In Jesus’s Name, amen.