But will He?

Posted on August 25, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

“When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!”
And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”
Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”

Do you ever find yourself waffling between faith and doubt? Between belief and unbelief? Oh, how often have you or I said, “I believe God is ABLE, I just don’t know if he WILL?”

I spotted these three verses and noticed something that really struck me. These two blind men were pleading with Jesus to restore their sight. Jesus asked the simple question, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”

They professed that yes, they believed He was ABLE to heal them. Christ’s response was that “According to your faith let it be to you.” According to their faith that He was ABLE, Jesus healed them.

I couldn’t help but notice Jesus did not ask a second question, “Do you believe I WILL do this?” before He healed them.

I think we take the punch out of our faith, “I believe God is ABLE” by adding, “but I’m not sure He WILL.”

Of course, we don’t know if He WILL but let’s stay in the hope-filled place of believing HE IS ABLE.

Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “This perfection is the restoration of man to the state of holiness from which he fell, by creating him anew in Christ Jesus, and restoring to him that image and likeness of God which he has lost.” – Adam Clarke

The Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 124-1271 Corinthians 7:1-24| You can download our 2022 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “The fear of the Lord prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.” Proverbs 10:27

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