Matthew 4: 24: And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
Years ago, the traveling salesman would present a “cure all.” Take this and whatever ailed you would go away. The problem with it was that it didn’t work. Cod liver oil can just do so much. Epsom salts will melt the ice and cleanse your system, but it won’t heal your heart. Aspirin will thin your blood, and alleviate a fever, and back off headaches, but it won’t cast out demons.
Jesus does it all. Meet Jesus, and you meet the answer. He is a cure all.
Turning 30 with 20 years of experience was fun for Phil. This was great. At 50, he felt physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally at the top of his life. How many people could say that? He had watched so many friends reach 50 depleted and at the end of their game. Here he was at the end of a year of great stress at the top of his game. This Jesus stuff works. He contemplated the day all day. Everyone should have this opportunity. After all, Moses had felt this way at 120, why not feel this way at 30 with 20 years experience.
ACT! What is bothering you that just seems to defy resolution? Give it to Jesus and let Him begin His healing process.
PRAY! Father of Love and Laughter, open me up and do surgery on my expectations. Jesus cures it all. Give me dancing for my mourning. Give me praise for my heaviness. Give me beauty for my ashes. Fill me my cup with Jesus, and I will overflow.