Monday, September 20, 2010

Little Faith

Matthew 6:30
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Matthew 8:26
And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
Matthew 14:31 
Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Matthew 16:8 
But Jesus, aware of this, said, “O you of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread?
Matthew 17:20 
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Do you have "little faith"?  Is your faith deficient, defective, or just plain ineffective?  Do you worry about what you will wear or how you will pay the bills?  Do you panic at the coming storm - no matter what form the storm takes - whether it's a health issue, or a relationship issue, or a parenting issue, or a financial issue?  The storms of life pour down on us.  Do you face them with "little faith"?

Do you trust Jesus to give you what you need?  Or is your faith weak?  

If it is, you are not alone.  Peter was a man of "little faith", yet God blessed him and used him mightily to build the church.  The disciples were men of "little faith", and God took the ragged bunch and transformed them to be strong and courageous proclaimers of the truth of God's word.

Thank God that you have "little faith", for it's better than no faith at all.  

Gaze on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.  Suddenly you'll realize that your faith has grown.  Suddenly you'll be a man (or woman) of faith.  

“The essence of faith is being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus”. John Piper

1 comment:

  1. Yes. I am weak. I have only a 'little' when I see the looming doom hanging over me. But my God is so BIG. :) I hang on to that.


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