In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” (John 5:17 NIV)
God is always at his work.
You may not see it, understand it or even discern it but he is working.
What is God’s work?
God is at work in your life.
Redeeming that which has been lost.
Restoring that which has stolen.
Recreating that which has destroyed.
He does not take a holiday, he does not need to take a vacation. He IS working.
Earlier in this chapter, Jesus asked the
crippled man by the pool “Do you want to be made well?” It seems like a rhetorical question, right?
A Bible commentator named David
Guzik says this,
“His question may seem rhetorical, but Jesus knew that not every sick person wants to be healed, and that some are so discouraged that they put away all hope. Jesus is dealing with a man who may have his heart withered as well as his legs.”
God wants to restore hope to your heart as well as healing to your life.
Can you begin to hope again in that part if your life that you have given up on? Can you believe that God can restore it?
You may have given up but
God has not.
He is always at work.