What is the worst part of a cold to you? I hate when I have a stuffy nose. It leads to all kinds of problems. You never can seem to get both sides of your nose clear at the same time, so it makes sleeping difficult. It is hard to breathe, which means you typically sleep with your mouth open, leading to a sore throat. It isn’t fun. I will try just about any home remedy or recommended medication to take care of nasal blockage to open up my airways and make it easier to breath. I just wish there was something out there that worked 100% of the time. I would be a loyal customer. Until I can breathe freely, I am just plain miserable and sometimes irritable.
The same can happen to us spiritually. We allow something into our lives that creates a block between us and the Lord. It may be we focus our attention on other things instead of Him, devoting our time elsewhere instead of to the Word and prayer [Exodus 20:3]. We may have fallen subject to sin, separating us from the Lord [Romans 5:16]. Fortunately for us, there is one way to take care of a spiritual blockage that works 100% of the time. John 14:6 tells us the remedy, “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” When we have a blockage, something keeping us from intimacy with the Lord, our solution is to go to Him and press in for more of His presence. He is the only answer. We need to be still with Him and allow Him to heal us of any hurt, redirect us from any distraction, and restore us from any sin [Psalm 46:10, Luke 22:46, Proverbs 16:3, and 1 John 1:9].
Jesus knew his purpose. He knew we would all experience blockage from time to time. He provided a way to heal us all [Matthew 9:12]. Are you spiritually stuffy today? Make your appointment with the Great Physician. He happens to have an opening for you and you will come away healed.