Christian Devotional – June 2, 2012

Matthew 8:2–And a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”

Jesus has both the power and ability to do all things; the question is the willingness. The leper recognized this and did not ask Jesus “if” He could heal him, but instead makes the statement, “You can make me clean.” Jesus has the power over every area of our life, there is nothing that is impossible for Him. However, just because He can do something doesn’t mean He is always willing, for a variety of reasons. We can ask God about His willingness, recognizing that if He is not willing to use His power in a certain way, then He knows what is best and He has something greater planned.

Lord, You are all powerful and if You are willing, You are able to do anything You like. Help me to trust in Your decisions on when to use Your power, knowing that Your willingness is always for the best.

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