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.
Diane Hunt is a Biblical Counselor, Women’s conference and retreat speaker and author. She serves as the Director of Partner Care and Director of Women’s Ministries at America’s Keswick. She and her husband John have two married children and four grandchildren. She loves reveling in warm sunny climates and playing with her grandchildren.