And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto him, what wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. Mark 10:46-52.
In the Scriptures and history, the outcomes of crying out for divine solution have repeatedly resulted into divine intervention. The passage above is an example of such incident. Operating in the realm of prayer like Bartimaeus did would produce a desired turning point of our destiny.
First, praying to God produces news of joy and gladness. When Bartimaeus cried out to God, he experienced divine attention. Mk. 10:49. As we seek and cry out to God, you will hear the good news of joy and gladness. Psalm 51:8.
Secondly, operation Prayer Bartimaeus would put an end to stagnation and begging. His struggling and wasted life continued until he cried out. Such has happened to a nation before;
They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. Psalm 107:4-6.
It is in crying out to God that we can come out of troubles and be delivered from all forms of distresses.
Again, if we intensify our prayers like Bartimaeus, then amidst all contending oppositions, our situation would be gloriously changed. Almost everybody around opposed him, but in the midst of all these, the glory of the Lord smiled on him.
Furthermore, when your voice for divine intervention penetrates into God’s presence, the enemies of your progress would suddenly become friends of your destiny. In Mk. 10:49, it is noted that his previous attackers suddenly became his helpers and comforters. All those who have been standing against you will, from now, begin to stand for you in Jesus Name.
Noticeably, the ultimate goal of communicating with God is a genuine divine intimacy. Bartimaeus ended up following Jesus step by step according to Lk. 10:52. God expects us to have a personal relationship with Him.
Now, let me furnish you with some crucial reasons I believe would encourage you to focus your eyes on God in fervent prayers:
- No human being on earth can solve your problems. Bartimaeus was surrounded with people but without solution until Jesus met him.
- Many of those around you don’t understand you. Your actions a-times may be strange to people simply because of their ignorance of what you’re passing through. But there is someone who knows everything about you, your Maker. Instead of explaining yourself before men, pour out your heart before the one who is in charge of all your eternal details.
- No one is interested when your voice is raised. The reactions of those around Bartimaeus are a universal truth on how people react whenever a voice is raised higher than theirs. It is true in all life’s endeavours: In Religion, politics, business, etc. when your voice becomes louder, you will be dealt with. Why not cry to the one who is interested in you and all yours.