Naaman had been reluctant to dip in the Jordan seven times, but he did it anyway. And so each dip in the river brought him greater healing. Yes, his flesh was healed. But far greater was the healing of his heart as he came to believe in the Lord.
Similarly, ten lepers approached Jesus, and all he asked them to do was show themselves to the priests. Off they all went, and for one of them, each step loosened the grip of doubt and loneliness a little more. A magnificent healing took place in his body, but a greater healing took place in his heart as he came to see Jesus in a new light.
We all have areas in our lives where we need healing: perhaps in our bodies, our relationships, or our inner thoughts. Yes, the Lord wants to bring restoration.
But he also wants to help us come to know him in a deeper way. He wants to take us from knowing about his love to being embraced by it. He wants to take us from knowing about his power to experiencing it.
So as you bring your needs to the Lord, bring him your heart as well. Each dip in the Jordan was a conscious choice that opened Naaman to God’s blessings. Each step toward the priests helped that former leper see Jesus as Lord. What steps is God asking you to take? Whatever they are, decide to say yes, and God will respond with his life-giving grace. Our hearts will grow in trust and worship because we will be convinced that “there is no God in all the earth” like our God (2 Kings 5:15). He is faithful!