The expression “I’m my worst own enemy” is supported by biblical truth. The apostle Paul, one of the godliest men to walk the face of the earth, referred to himself as the greatest sinner of all, losing control of his body due to a sinful nature, Romans 7:15. Thousands of people who saw the son of God heal and speak possessed blind eyes, numb hearts and deaf ears. Somewhere inside their heads, a previous disappointment, failure or set back has convinced these individuals that healing and victory over their flesh will never come.
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst, 1 Timothy 1:15.
This is the state of mind which confronted a woman within Mark 5:25-34. After 12 years of doctor’s bills left her condition unchanged, doubt, hopelessness and self-pity likely filled her thoughts. Broke and suffering, a light went on inside of her head, “if only I could touch Jesus’ cloak, then will I find healing.” Battling the crowds, this woman fought until Jesus’ rabbinical robe was within her reach. Like a dream come true, one touch released a powerful surge of energy throughout her body to cure her medical condition.
Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” – Mark 5:33-34
Today, countless depressed souls are wondering, “are there any miracles leftover for me to experience?” Downcast, pessimistic and skeptical, good things will not come until minds are transformed. Sure, belief begins with the heart and mouth, Romans 10:9-10, yet victory is obtained by the renewing of the mind, Romans 12:1-12. May the words of Colossians 3:1-4 serve as rehab until the healing of the mind is complete.
by Jay Mankus