Love Always Gives More Than What You Ask For

1Then Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?” Luke 6:9

That’s the thing about Jesus—when He gives, He always over-supplies! He doesn’t know how to give you just enough. We see this again when He healed the man with the withered hand. (Luke 6:6–10) When everyone else around them saw only the hopelessness of the situation (how do you heal a withered hand?), Jesus saw the supply for the man to be made whole. He saw heaven’s supply of healing all around that man and his withered hand—and that withered hand became replaced with a whole, healthy one.

In the Gospel of Luke, it says that it was the man’s “right hand” that was withered. Now, whether or not he was right-handed, losing the use of one hand must have greatly affected his ability to make a living. And when a person can’t really make a living, when he can’t provide enough for his family, he loses the respect of others, even his loved ones. So when Jesus healed the man, He gave the man more than just a new right hand. He gave him back his livelihood, and with that, his self-worth and the respect of others. That’s my Jesus! That’s the style with which He loves us and supplies our needs!

My friend, maybe you need a breakthrough today. Maybe you’re discouraged because you feel that your situation is hopeless. Or like the two men in the above accounts, maybe you suffer from a physical condition and want to see healing and restoration. Listen, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The same way He had compassion on the leper and the man with the withered hand and over-supplied their needs is the same way He has compassion on you and wants you to experience His oversupply. Don’t focus on the hopelessness of your situation. Instead, see the oversupply of grace and expect God to give to you beyond your wildest imaginings!

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