July 18 | Matthew 8:1-4
“And when He came down from the mountain, a large crowd followed Him. And behold, a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” And He stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean,” and immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony to them.”” (Matthew 8:1–4)
sometimes we don’t know what God’s will is. It might be in personal situations or how he’s going to do something. Because James 4 counsels us to pray within God’s will we’ve gotten in the habit of praying, “If it is your will…”
But other times God makes his will completely clear. One of those cases is healing. When the leper comes to Jesus, he fishes for the answer, “Lord, if it is your will to heal me…” But Jesus answers definitively, “I am willing. Be clean.”
Jesus wants to heal you completely. He does it for his children. You don’t have to wonder. So trust that your healing is his will. Cry out to Jesus and be made whole. He touches you in your sickness.
If anyone touched a leper in Jesus’ time that person would be unclean. Plus, leprosy was a contagious disease. But Jesus has no trouble touching the leper. Imagine being the leper who hasn’t been touched in years. Jesus’ touch brings comfort and healing.
Action Step: Don’t question if Jesus wants to heal you. Ask for your healing but don’t ask if it’s his will. He heals his children, and you will walk in complete health.
Lord Jesus, heal my disease. You do the impossible that doctors cannot do. I place my faith in you. Heal me from my head to my toes. I praise you ahead of my healing and give you the glory.