Matthew 8:3 (ESV): 3 And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
This story immediately follows Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. When Jesus came down from the mountain, a leper approached him and said that if Jesus were willing, he could make him clean.
This story is followed by the centurion asking Jesus to heal his servant. Again, Jesus said, “I will” as he planned to go and heal the man. The centurion amazed Jesus with faith that did not need Jesus to go with him.
Jesus then went to Peter’s house and healed many while he was there, including Peter’s mother-in-law.
I’m afraid that many times we approach God expecting him to say, “I won’t”, “I don’t know” or even “I can’t.” But God loves to say, “I will.” And he definitely has the power to provide for our needs.
Heavenly Father, thank you for your love. Grow my faith so that I will recognize your willingness to provide is greater than my desire or expectation of your provision. Help me then to trust you for greater things. Amen.