One of the greatest struggles Christ-followers have is about knowing God’s will. It plays out in a couple of key ways: either I want to know something about the future so I can make a good decision about college, job, marriage, etc., or I am currently in a tough spot that makes me question God’s choices for me.
A man in a tough spot approached Jesus asking for his help. His request and what happens next tell us a lot about how to accept God’s will in our lives. In Luke 5:12-16 we read that the man, a leper looking to be healed, simply asked, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” Three important words…“if you will.”