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When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” (John 5:6, ESV) The day was much like any other for the man. He positioned himself as best he could among the large number already gathered at the pool, but he still had little hope this would be “the day.” The day of his miracle. Then Jesus spoke to him—and suddenly it was unlike any other day of his life. The Waiting John 5 tells the familiar story of the infirm man at…

“But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses.” Exodus 4:13–14, NIV. Can you identify with Moses’ feelings of reluctance and inadequacy? “No God, not me, please choose someone else. Don’t you know my weaknesses and limitations?” Personally, I have been at this place an embarrassing number of times in my life. God called Moses to be the deliverer, but fear, insecurity, and maybe even pride took the place of faithful obedience to God’s commandment and calling. God’s anger burned when Moses helplessly begged, “Please send someone else.” It was God’s…

“Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak” Psalm 6:2 “The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.” Psalm 6:9 When we think about David, we usually don’t think of him as weak but as being a very strong person. Even though just a young man he faced the giant Goliath when none of the soldiers in the army were willing to go against him. We know that he depended not on his own strength but on the strength of the Lord. He had some experiences while tending his father’s sheep that gave him…