And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other. – Mark 3:5

Jesus told the man to stretch out his withered, paralyzed hand. It was asking him to do what he couldn’t do. As he did, God restored his hand as whole as the other. Even though we may not have a withered hand, our emotions, finances, or some other parts of our body may be in a weakened condition. When the Lord directs us to do the impossible, we can trust His ability.

The Lord tells us to rise when we cannot move because of pain. It’s difficult for us to forgive, yet He will tell us to. A situation brings fear to our soul and He’ll tell us not to fear. The moment we obey Him, He touches the situation in unexpected ways. His authority comes with His ability. As we press through the natural, the unction to function flows from the Lord in and through us.

By faith, we stretch out our withered conditions and stand on the Word of God, trusting His promises. The Lord desires and delights in touching and healing what we stretch out, believing He is able and faithful. As we obey His Word, He releases His ability, from glory to glory!