Do you have faith to move mountains? What does that even mean?
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. ~Mark 11:23
Do you suffer from unbelief?
Does your faith waiver?
Do you wonder why you cannot have the faith to simply believe?
Jesus said, “Be not afraid, only believe.” (Mark 5:36, Luke 8:50) Yet, we fear and we suffer from unbelief. We fear the worst and pray in desperation that the Lord will only ease the blow. Yet, the Lord can do more than ease the blow; He can take it in full force and turn it into victory.
When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel 3) faced the flames they held to faith that they belonged to God and however it turned out God was in complete control. The Word tells us that when Nebuchadnezzar, princes, governors, captains, and the king’s counselors gathered to look into the flames they saw the men were not harmed by the flames; not even a hair on their head was singed. (Daniel 3:27) They were protected from consuming flames by an angel sent from God.
Are the flames threatening to consume you? You can come out without one hair singed through faith in the power of Christ.
The centurion in Matthew 8:6, asked Jesus to heal his servant. Jesus agreed to come to the centurion’s home but the centurion felt unworthy to have Jesus set foot in his home. He told Jesus just word alone would heal his servant. The Word says that Jesus marveled and said, “Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” Imagine making Jesus marvel with our faith!
Feeling unworthy does not mute the power of Jesus or your ability to have great faith … the kind that makes one whole.
In Matthew 8:2, we meet a leper who seeks Jesus for healing. The leper states, “Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.” He didn’t question it. He didn’t ask for proof. He didn’t consult the world. Jesus touched him and he was healed.
Jesus Gives The Faith To Believe
Simplicity in belief builds strong unquestioning faith.
After 12 years of illness and little hope, a simple woman sought Jesus and believed if only she touched the hem of his garment she would be healed. In Matthew 9:20, we met this woman and watch her seek out Jesus desperately. Jesus responds, “Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.”
Is your faith making you whole or is there a hole where faith should be?
Where do you place your trust?
We all have someone in life we trust. Many are blessed enough to have many people they trust.
When the chips are down, we all hear the cry of those who say, “But I trust him…”, “I know he will do what is best because I trust him.”, “He will never hurt me because I trust him.”
How easy it is to place trust in those we can see, hear, and feel. Placing trust in another is fragile as you are trusting mere flesh.
When trust is broken the impact on our heart threatens our ability to trust again. We are tattered and torn.
Then someone says, “Trust Jesus.” We approach Jesus with a muted sense of trust … more of a half trust that says the other half will only come if you prove yourself.
We become Thomas and ask Jesus to show us the holes in his hands. Jesus should not have to pay for the broken trust of a flawed human.
Your faith will make you whole and knowing God is the spine of faith. He will never leave you or forsake you.
Your trust in Him must exist beyond your circumstances. You must take Him at His Word, no matter what.
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5
How can we believe, have faith, or trust Him when we are so prone to sin and unrighteousness? He says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)