And he looked up and said, “I see men; but they look like trees, walking.” Then again he laid his hands upon his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and saw everything clearly. (Mark 8:24–25)
At first glance, it appears that something went wrong when Jesus attempted to heal a blind man in Bethsaida. Why did Jesus have to lay hands on the man a second time? Why wasn’t he healed the first time?
Here’s what I wrote in Give Up Worry For Good…
What we find here is something that should give you great hope. This encounter reminds us that Jesus often heals us in stages. More often than not, healing is a process that takes time. Remembering this will spare you much grief and prevent you from giving up when your prayers aren’t answered quickly enough.
The process of giving up worry takes time. Don’t get discouraged if you mess up from time to time. It still happens to me. Be patient. Bad habits take time to break. It will get better over time. Keep trying. God’s healing grace is an amazing thing, but it often works gradually.