Limiting God

I was out mountain biking the other day and guess what? I got poison oak… 🤕

It’s been so long since I got it I figured I wasn’t allergic to it anymore… I was wrong.

My condition has me thinking about the limitations I put on God and how, in my head, there are things He simply doesn’t care about.

I’ve seen God heal broken limbs, cure seizures, open blind eyes and deaf ears; I even believe He’d heal someone else’s poison oak.

So what is with my lack of faith for myself?

It has to do with a faulty belief system I still have. I believe that God will heal for the sake of evangelism and saving a soul but not for the simple sake of making me feel better.

In my head, I understand that God heals because it’s who He is and that sickness and disease are the result of affliction from the enemy.

Don’t believe that all sickness is from the enemy? Let’s see what the Bible says about it:

You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. -Acts 10:38

So here you see clearly that needing “healing” is directly correlated with being “oppressed by the devil.”

So yes, poison oak is of the devil 😄 just ask anyone who’s ever had it.

Here’s my problem then… I know God want’s to heal me because the Bible says, Holy Spirit power is here to heal all who are oppressed by the devil but I still don’t have faith for it because I’ve got it in my head that it’s too small of a matter to bother God with.

I’ve put a limitation on God because I don’t fully comprehend the love He has for me.

The past few months have been all about my learning just how much He loves me and how little I’ve truly understood what seemed like such a simple truth.

How often we put God into a box… I wonder how many problems we go through simply because we don’t have the faith that God will free us from them.

The truth I need to learn in this time is Romans 8:32 “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?”

God’s given us His greatest gift why would He not heal my poison oak?

Question: What limitation are you putting on God? What does His word say about it? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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