Read John 5: 1-9.
This is the story of the lame man at the pool. A great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, laid around the pool, waiting for the moving of the water. Jesus did not heal everybody. He left many around that pool unhealed. There were doubtless many who had their eyes on the pool and who had no eyes for Jesus. There are many today who have their confidence all the time in things seen. If they would only get their eyes on God instead of natural things, how quickly will they be helped.
There they are round the pool; and this man had been there a long time. His infirmity was of 38 years standing. Now and again an opportunity would come, as the angel stirred the waters, but his heart would be made sick as he saw another step in and be healed before him. But one day Jesus was passing that way, and seeing him lying there in that sad condition, enquired, ”Wilt thou be made whole?” Jesus said it, and His word is from everlasting to everlasting. This is His word to you, poor, tried and tested one today. You may say, like this poor impotent man, ”I have missed every opportunity up till now.” Never mind about that-Wilt thou be made whole?
There was one difficulty in the way of that man. He had one eye on the pool and one eye on Jesus. There are many getting cross-eyed this way these days; they have one eyes on the doctor and one on Jesus. If you will only look to Christ and put both your eyes on Him, you can be made every whit whole, spirit, soul and body. It is the word of God that they that believe should be justified and made free from all things.
You say, ”Oh, if I only could believe! ” He understands. Jesus knew He had been a long time in that case. He is full of compassion. He knows that neuralgia, that kidney trouble. There is nothing He does not know. He only wants a chance to show himself merciful and gracious to you. If thou canst only believe, thou canst be saved and healed. Dare to believe that Jesus was wounded for your transgressions, was bruised for your iniquities, was chastised that you might have peace, that by His stripes there is healing for you right here and now. You have failed because you have not believed Him. Cry out to Him even now, ”Lord I believe, help Thou my unbelief.”
Source: Ever Increasing Faith by Smith Wigglesworth