2 Kings 4, 5, 6
Focus Verse: But Naaman was angry and went away, saying, “Behold, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call upon the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.” – 2 Kings 5:11
Naaman was about to walk away from being healed because his healing was not happening the way he thought it should happen. He was about to leave behind a blessing because his blessing was not coming in the package he was expecting it to come in.
God did not always work in the way that people thought He should work back then, and He will not always work in the way you think He should work today.
Don’t ignore God’s instructions just because they are not what you expected. God doesn’t have to “prove” Himself by using something better (a.k.a. the rivers of Damascus) to bring about your blessing. He will often use the Jordan river to: (1) text your obedience to Him, and (2) test your faith in Him.
Be careful not to bypass the blessing that God has in store for you because God’s instructions appear too simple or because they don’t seem to make sense. Even when you do not understand the way, choose to trust and obey.