Jesus Christ healed the man by the Pool of Siloam despite the man’s inability to focus on the healer. The man had excessively focused on his problem to the extent that he could not even answer a simple question when Jesus-the-healer approached him. The scripture reported,
“When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath” (John 5:6-9).
No one should focus on his or her problem more than God. all people are still challenged to focus on God despite the fact that we may be surrounded with various challenges. God is the solution to any problem that confronts us. He has the power to solve any problem, no matter the magnitude. No one can solve his or her problems by merely examining them; however, a problem can become solved when God is involved. Meanwhile, the indisputable fact is that a problem would appear bigger when we focus on it, but it would appear smaller when we focus on God. Hence, it is a smart approach to focus on God over any circumstance of life!
Dear God, please bless me with grace to focus on you over all matters. Do not let me be obsessed with my problems, but let me be obsessed with you. Give me the grace to trust that you will solve my problems, and you will earn me victory at all times. Instead of pain and suffering, give me joy. Brighten my face with your oil of gladness, and let me spend the rest of my life celebrating your benefits. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.