Life can get hard at times-so hard that you feel like quitting. Don’t! God has things for you to do. Bartimaeus undoubtedly experienced many days when he felt like giving up. After all, he was a beggar and he was blind. A good day for him was receiving enough coins into his cup to buy food for the day. Life for him seemed hopeless-begging, eating, and sleeping. Hopelessness changed to hope the day Bartimaeus met Jesus.
“When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’” (Mark 10:47, NKJV).
As Jesus was walking past him, Bartimaeus shouted at the top of his lungs: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Despite Jesus’ disciples trying to quiet him, Bartimaeus would not quit shouting. Jesus heard him and called for him. Jesus performed a miracle that day by restoring Bartimaeus’ sight. Bartimaeus would never be the same. He had been touched by the Master. Is your life really tough these days, even to the point of feeling like you want to quit? Don’t! All you need is the touch of the Master. Cry out to Him today!
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.