Cheer up. Take heart. Be encouraged. Do not be afraid. Rest assured. These are the ways Jesus’ words for a paralyzed man have been translated. These words are also for you feeling paralyzed at this moment. Whatever it is that feels overwhelming is not a match to Jesus. So cheer up. Take heart. Be encouraged. Do not be afraid. Rest assured. God is your help.
Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven. (Matthew 9:2, NIV)
Take heart, my friend. When you’ve been made right with God, you are his child. He will take care of you. With the words of Richard C. Halverson “This is the stupendous fact for us today. Christ is not an idea which you are expected to try to emulate in your life. Christ is alive – contemporary – anxious to invade your lives with His dynamic presence, giving you Divine direction, power and wisdom in your daily affairs.”
Christ is alive indeed. Christ is eager to be our strength, power and wisdom. Not just in spiritual matters but in our daily affairs. Christ wants to invade our lives with his dynamic presence. Nothing better than that. Hence, cheer up. Take heart. Be encouraged. Do not be afraid. Rest assured. You are God’s child. He is on your side. His love will never fail.
Thank you for being our Living God.
Thank you for caring for us
and sending us help according to our needs.
Thanks for wanting to be part of our daily affairs.
Come and invade our lives with your dynamic presence.
Be our strength, power, wisdom and our everything.
In Jesus’ name,
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you