**The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.** Matthew 8:8
**And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.** Matthew 14:36
**…Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. ** Matthew 15:27
The power of God is more than enough to resolve all of our problems.
Sometimes, we think that we have to make a huge effort in prayer so that God will work and take care of what we ask of Him. I’m not saying that the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man doesn’t have its value. Of course, it does.
But these three verses show us that if we understood really and truly Who it is that we are asking something of, all that we really need is faith to believe that He really can do what we’re asking of Him.
These three characters from the New Testament had already observed what Jesus was able to do and they had heard from others what Jesus was doing throughout the towns of Israel.
I imagine they thought and believed that if He was able to do so many things for others, why couldn’t they do something extraordinary for them and their own situation?
This is why I believe that we are supposed to share with others what God does for us as it tells us in Philemon 6&7. When we share with others what God does in our lives, this in turn encourages and refreshes the faith of others. Their own faith is strengthened with the understanding that these great things can be done for them as well.
The centurion understood this.
The woman with the issue of blood understood this.
And the mother of the daughter with an evil spirit also understood.
They all knew what Jesus had done for so many others, so they thought, Why not me?
If each one of us came before our all-powerful God with the same faith, only He knows what mountains He could move on our behalf.