I know we are only a few days into the week, but I am still finding hope and strength from Scripture reading on Sunday from Matthew 8:1-4 and the words of Jesus to the man with leprosy, “I am willing.”
We may not have leprosy, but the Lord Jesus is still willing to reach out and touch us and declare, “I am willing” to heal, to help, to handle whatever you may be struggling with.
Think of this similar thought from James 4:2 which states, “You do not have, because you do not ask.” Which is to say that the problem with unanswered prayer is that it is not even asked.
Prayer is God’s chosen means of communication with fallen man and His entrance into our daily lives. He does not force His solutions upon us, but by prayer we allow His answers to solve our problems. He is called our Father in Heaven because He is our provider, sustainer, and the God who is willing to heal, to help, to handle whatever you may be struggling with.
Remember, you serve the Lord who has said, “For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof” (Psalm 50:10-12).
Why would we hold back the burdens of our lives from the God who owns all and is willing to heal, to help, to handle whatever we may be dealing with?
Let’s be intentional this week in following the example of the man with leprosy and exercise our faith in the Savior knowing that He will respond, “I am willing.”