Read John 5 today.

John 5:1-3, 5-11 NLT[1] Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. [2] Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. [3] Crowds of sick people-blind, lame, or paralyzed-lay on the porches. [5] One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. [6] When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” [7] “I can’t, sir,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to put me into the pool when the water bubbles up. Someone else always gets there ahead of me.” [8] Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” [9] Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up his sleeping mat and began walking! But this miracle happened on the Sabbath, [10] so the Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, “You can’t work on the Sabbath! The law doesn’t allow you to carry that sleeping mat!” [11] But he replied, “The man who healed me told me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’”
This chapter includes the story of when Jesus healed the man at Bethesda. During Jesus’ initial conversation with them man, He asked the man if he desired to be well. Rather than answering the questions being asked, the man immediately stated his limitations. His focus was on his own limitations, rather than God’s power.
Have we ever done that? Have we been in situations where our first thought is related to what we cannot do? How long does it take us to get around to focusing on what God can do?
Ephesians 3:18-20 NLT[18] And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. [19] May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. [20] Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.