Jesus asked the man who had been a paralyzed invalid for 38 years if he wanted to be well.
What’s interesting is the man avoided Jesus’ question and instead blamed his inability to be healed on the fact that nobody else would let him get into the pol.
Jesus healed him despite his evasive answer.
I think sometimes people with chronic illness or conditions such as anxiety tend to form a self identity based on that ailment rather than on focusing their self identity on who they are in Christ, on who He created them to be.
I must be careful to not fall into that trap!