QTVOTD: The frustration of Jesus with me…

“Lord, do pity and have mercy on my son, for he has epilepsy (is moonstruck) and he suffers terribly; for frequently he falls into the fire and many times into the water.  And I brought him to Your disciples, and they were not able to cure him.  And Jesus answered, O you unbelieving (warped, wayward, rebellious) and thoroughly perverse generation! How long am I to remain with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” Matthew 17:15-17 ->me: These couple of verses are a rare glimpse into the internal frustration Jesus has with not only His disciples, but also everyone of this generation.  What the point here is, is that we should not doubt the power of Jesus when it is made available.  God was doing amazing things through the disciples, yet it required their faith for the full power to be unleashed through them.  Jesus was frustrated that even with His presence, they had doubts that the Lord’s power through them was enough to heal this little boy.  This is totally me…I know that Lord is with me, and I have seen the power of His hand in my life. For me, it is not the fact that I think He doesn’t have the power to do something, it is the doubt on whether He will CHOOSE to do it.  THIS is why I am so eager to stay in His Word and draw closer to Him; so that His ways would become my ways and that I would be sensitive in the directions in which He is moving.  I know Jesus gets frustrated with me too (a lot), but I hope that His frustrations become less and less prevalent as I fellowship with Him.

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