Many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Mark 10:48
Is the world dictating your faith? Here’s a story of a blind man named Bartimaeus, he was seeking Jesus to heal him. With his determination, he kept crying out to The Lord until he heard him. The reaction of the people around him was to “shut up”. Isn’t this the reaction we usually get around us also? Don’t allow people to dictate your relationship with God.
But Jesus answered him, saying “What do you want me to do for you?” Because of Bartimaeus faith and determination, The Lord answered him. We need to be more like Bartimaeus and never stop seeking God. Keep calling out to him, even when the world tells you to “be quiet”. Have faith that God hears you and will answer you.
Jesus finally says “Your faith has healed you” (Mark 10:52) Bartimaeus wasn’t healed because he was rich, or because he was popular. He was healed because of his faith in God. He was healed because even though everyone was telling him to “shut up” , he cried even louder to Jesus.
Your faith can heal you today as well. Don’t allow people to tell you to “shut up”, have true faith, keep calling out to The Lord, and be prepared for God to ask you “What do you want me to do for you?” in Jesus name Amen