Matthew 17:20,21 (NASB) And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. 21 [But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”]
It’s a good thing, too. Most of the time a little faith is all any one of us can muster. I was listening to Life 107.1 and a song came on referencing this passage. The artist was singing about how his faith is so small, yet he knows all things are possible for God, despite our short comings in this department. He goes on to sing, that just because He doesn’t do something that we want or think He should, doesn’t mean that He can’t. He just chooses not to.
It is in these moments that I feel our faith is tested most. Trusting that God’s lack of action is for the best, because after all, “He works all things to good, for those who believe…” That can be a difficult thing to accept. Fortunately, all God requires from us is all that we are capable of, little faith. That small measure of faith is what He will tap into to help move us through the trials for whatever purpose He has determined. That small measure of faith, the belief in our heart that Jesus is Lord, Son of the living God, sent to bare the sins of the world and reconcile us to our Father, raised from death three days later and sits at the right hand of God, that is all that is required of us to insure our place in our Father’s house.
Our “littleness of faith” and He moves mountains! What an awesome, loving God we serve. So gracious, despite how little we have to offer to the equation. I hope that you can reflect on that truth anytime you’re up against something, when you feel like the world is closing in around you. The “littleness of your faith” can move a mountain! Have a blessed weekend.
Hebrews 11:1 (NASB) Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
In full pursuit of the greatest Trophy,