Whatever It Takes
Posted: Saturday, June 23
2 Kings 4:18-5:27
Verse of the day:
So Naaman went down to the Jordan River and dipped himself seven times, as the man of God had instructed him. And his skin became as healthy as the skin of a young child, and he was healed! (2 Kings 5:14, NTV)
Have you ever been forced to trust God, because there is no other alternative? If you have, you are not alone. The same thing happened to Naaman in 2 Kings 5:1-14.
Naaman was the commander of a vast army and had the ear of his king. This gave Naaman social status, financial power, and military might. Sadly, he also had a highly contagious and potentially deadly skin disease. So, in desperation, he went to the house of Elisha, the Prophet of God, seeking to be healed. When Naaman arrived at Elisha’s house, the Prophet did not even come out to greet him. Instead, he sentNaaman a message to wash in the Jordan River seven times to be healed.
Naaman felt disrespected by Elisha. He had expected Elisha to welcome him according to his station and to perform a complicated religious ritual to heal him. So Naaman turned around and went away in a rage. When Naaman’s servants saw the abrupt reaction of their boss, they urged him to reconsider. Naaman heeded their advice and did what the Prophet asked of him. After dipping himself in the Jordan River seven times, he was completely healed, as Elisha had said.
If like Naaman, you are finding yourself at the end of your rope. If you are seeking an elusive miracle, I have good news for you. The God that healed Naaman has not changed. He is still powerful, and He still performs miracles.
Just approach Him in faith and do as He says.