“Now there was a man who had been disabled for thirty-eight years lying among the multitude of the sick. When Jesus saw him lying there, he knew that the man had been crippled for a long time. So Jesus said to him, “Do you truly long to be healed?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, there’s no way I can get healed, for I have no one who will lower me into the water when the angel comes. As soon as I try to crawl to the edge of the pool, someone else jumps in ahead of me.” John 5:5-7 TPT
This disabled man was lying among sick people - the blind, paralyzed and the lame for 38 years waiting for healing at the pool of Bethesda.
🔹He abandoned and forgotten
🔹There was no one to help.
🔹There was no hope.
But Jesus “knew that the man had been crippled for a long time.”
The LORD is gracious and full of compassion.” Psalms 111:4 NKJV
JESUS SUFFERED FOR US:
♦️He was Flogged (they beat him severely with a whip inflicting severe suffering) - Matt. 27:26
♦️He was spat upon - Matt. 27:30
♦️His beard was plucked from His Face -Isa. 50:6
♦️He was mocked - Matt. 27:26-29
♦️He was stripped naked - Matt. 27:35
♦️He was nailed to the cross - Matt. 27:38; John 20:25
HE WILL NEVER ABANDON NOR FORSAKE US.
“and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b AMP
“No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.”
1 Corinthians 10:13 MSG
“FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE [looking favorably] UPON THE RIGHTEOUS (the upright), AND HIS EARS ARE ATTENTIVE TO THEIR PRAYER (eager to answer), BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO PRACTICE EVIL.”
1 Peter 3:12 AMP