More than the power of positive thinking…Faith in Christ is saying that ‘He can’ even when ‘You can’t’.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
John 5:6 - When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, "Would you like to get well?"
Read - John 5:1–15
Jesus is on a world-sized rescue mission but He continues to minister to individuals as often as He does groups. This is telling of the heart of God. You aren’t a number, you are a person created by God and in His image.
Lord, I will stop using any ‘faith-crutches’ that are stifling my growth.
https://www.gotquestions.org/Pool-of-Bethesda.html - What’s up with the superstition?
Before Jesus ‘Mends’ this man, He asks Him if he wants it. The man, confused and focused on his own disability, says he is unable to do what Jesus has asked. This is so often the case for the Marred person. We need Jesus because without Him we can’t do anything. Somewhere between ‘I can’t’ and ‘Stand up’, Jesus did the miracle. This miracle was more than in the man’s body but also in his mind (changing his view from what he couldn’t do to what Jesus could). When Jesus Mends, He does a work on every part of us!