A man with leprosy came and knelt before [Jesus] and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” (Matthew 8:2)
This man comes to Jesus with faith. He comes to Jesus in obedience. Yet he comes lacking hope.
If you’re willing, you can make me clean. That’s not hope talking. That’s hopelessness talking!
That’s saying, “I’ve been stuck in this cycle of unhealth and brokenness. And I don’t know if Jesus wants to save me from it.” That’s not hope.
Hope is coming to Jesus expecting not only that He is able to change your life, but that He is also willing to do it. Hear this:
Jesus is willing to help you grow in obedience.
Jesus is willing to help you grow closer to God.
Jesus is willing to make you into the man or woman that He wants you to be.
Jesus is willing to reconstruct your life and your relationships and to put you on a better path.
He is willing! Hope believes that.