2 Kings 5:9-16
9 So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and waited at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 But Elisha sent a messenger out to him with this message: “Go and wash yourself seven times in the Jordan River. Then your skin will be restored, and you will be healed of leprosy.” 11 But Naaman became angry and stalked away. “I thought he would surely come out to meet me!” he said. “I expected him to wave his hand over the leprosy and call on the name of the Lord his God and heal me! 12 Aren’t the Abana River and Pharpar River of Damascus better than all the rivers of Israel put together? Why shouldn’t I wash in them and be healed?” So Naaman turned and went away in a rage. 13 But his officers tried to reason with him and said, “Sir, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, wouldn’t you have done it? So you should certainly obey him when he says simply to go and wash and be cured!” 14 So Naaman went down to the Jordan River and dipped himself seven times, as the man of God had instructed him. And his flesh became as healthy as a young child’s, and he was healed! 15 Then Naaman and his entire party went back to find the man of God. They stood before him, and Naaman said, “I know at last that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. Now please accept my gifts.” 16 But Elisha replied, “As surely as the Lord lives, whom I serve, I will not accept any gifts.” And though Naaman urged him to take the gifts, Elisha refused.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Every miracle, large or small, always begins with an act of obedience.  Sometimes we will not see the solution until we humble ourselves and take a step of faith.  Naaman was the army commander for the King of Aram.  This was Israel’s neighbor and enemy.  The King of Aram had been coming into Israel and raiding and plundering them. Naaman had suffered with leprosy and heard about Elisha a prophet of God and knew that the God of Israel could heal him.  Naaman went to Elisha to be healed, but he was a leader and full of pride, and he did not want do something as humble as wash himself in the Jordan River.  But when he finally did obey, he was healed by God.  Sometimes God provides for us in ways that go beyond our narrow definitions or expectations.  No matter how bitter our trials or how hopeless they seem, we should always look for God’s caring touch because it is there.  We may find His providence in strange places.  What trial are you facing today?  Do you need healing for your body or your heart?  Bring your need before Him and humble yourself enough to be open to see God where you did not expect Him.  God loves you so much; He even has the hairs on your head numbered. So He knows exactly what you are going through. Trust Him to see you through the situation. When you hear His voice move in obedience and do His will. Know that God will take a difficult situation and use it to make you more like Christ.

Have a God Day!