Maybe we are aware of the lies we hold onto, and know deep down that we need healing, but we stay holding onto lies that harm us, because we are afraid of what’s on the other side of healing. We stay in a state of worry or lack of peace living in lies that harm us.
At some point, we need to decide if we want to get well, if we want to be free. In John 5:1-15, Jesus meets a man at the pool of Bethesda. This is a place where multitudes of people lay sick, blind, lame, paralyzed, just waiting for an angel to stir the water. Whoever stepped in the water first, was made well from whatever disease they had.
This man who Jesus came across was paralytic and had been laying by the pool for thirty-eight years. When Jesus asked him, “would you like to get well?” the man replied saying he has no one to help put him in the pool and every time the water is stirred, someone always steps down before he does. Jesus then healed him saying “stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!”
Now, there could be all kinds of reason that after thirty-eight years, this man wasn’t able to get to the pool. But I wonder if it was because he didn’t know any other truth besides his infirmity, and was afraid to see what the other side was full of?
We, too, could be just a few simple steps away from freedom where God is waiting to remove the lies of our lives that we have believed that have harmed us. I encourage you to take one step at a time to pursuing the truth over your lies. As it is in the “truth, that will set you free” (John 8:32).
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