John 9:7 (NIV)
“Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
I remember growing up and putting on blind folds over my eyes and trying to walk around. I remember how my toes were real good at bumping into things and my shines would bang up against something. When the game was over the blind fold came off and the obstacles I was banging into weren’t a problem anymore.
There was a man in the Bible that probably encountered a few obstacles himself. Jesus told him "Go, "wash in the Pool of Siloam…." So the man went and washed, and came home seeing
Jesus' project was born blind. He had never seen the Pool of Siloam or anything else. Nor was he healed before he washed in it. With mud caked eyes, he stumbled and crashed until he finally plunged into healing. When he finished removing the mud, his obstacles weren't obstacles anymore.
Jesus doesn't promise our faith journey will be void of crashes, bumps, scrapes and stumbles. There may even be times when we can't see at all. But taking steps of faith anyway is essential. God promises to work all things together for our good and his purposes; he doesn't even waste the bumps. He'll never allow us to slip and fall permanently but will pick us up, secure our feet on a solid rock and mold us into something we weren't before. More importantly, what we thought were obstacles when we couldn't see now transform themselves into opportunities now that we can.
Trust God to lead you around obstacles you can't see and to heal the scrapes from those you've bumped into.
Dear Lord, thank You that You are a merciful Lord. Thanks You for healing our hurts and giving us the strength to take the next step of faith. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.