By: Tim Sader
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Last week we began discussing the Beabled Fellowship part of the Christian Healthcare Commission (CHC). Beabled believers know they are facing battle everyday so they armor up to survive the fight. The Beabled dust themselves off and press on through with Gods plans until healing comes. Being disabled myself I have come to learn that our biggest obstacle is the mind. We can convince ourselves of many lies and feel condemned for not being healed yet. The disabled one and the church need a renewed mind so this doesn’t happen. In our new mind God will show us the way to handle every situation. Many think healing has to be instant but as we see in many stories there is a process sometimes before healing is complete. Sometimes healing is just trusting God to survive another day. The disabled often do not want pity it hurts to feel looked down upon. We should have compassion to help them but never just feel sorry for anyone. We must all cooperate both offering help and receiving it when others offer. We should not judge why others are not healed yet, only God knows. Jesus did not come to condemn anyone so we must avoid this terrible trap of the enemy. The weaker ones are without a doubt important and we must not lose them because we look down on them. The Beabled have learned things that some believers have very little experience in. At the same time they need the church to hold them up where they are weak. We each have our own perspective and that is what we gain from each and every person including the disabled.
The Beabled are an important asset to one another because they have been there. They are important to others and the church as well so we all can learn how to stand when faced with hardships. The Lord shows Himself strong in the weaker ones. They have learned to trust in the Lord with their whole heart despite not understanding why healing hasn’t come. We must not pass judgment on anyone because of their current condition or we might cause them to stubble and lose their faith. We cannot judge and we should not destroy others because of what we think of them (Romans 14:13-15). According to the gospel the Jews seem to be enemies of God but He still loves them because He chose them long ago (Romans 11:28). Those who live with disabilities may seem to be outside the will of God but this is not always the case. Sometimes the disability may remain for a season or a lifetime but it does not stop God from loving them and they too can be used by Him. Some people think being disabled is okay as long as they serve the Lord despite their condition. Whether a person is healed or not doesn’t make them anymore or any less a believer than anyone else who believes (1 Corinthians 8:7-8). Not everyone has had the same teaching or revelation we might have had concerning healing. As we grow up into the Lord we learn more about Him and soon things start falling off of us that we no longer have to hold on to. We all only know in part that is why the perspective of us all is important because without our piece the puzzle cannot be complete (1 Corinthians 13:9-12). Christ has given us all special gifts to equip us for doing the work of the Lord (Ephesians 4:11-12). We all share certain foundational truths but where we are different we are put together so His body can be built.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16