Good evening y’all. Today we are looking at Matthew 17.
I will be focusing the blog on verse 20
Be Blessed 🙂
We see a situation in verses 14 – 20 where Jesus’s disciples couldn’t heal a boy of his illness. The boy’s parent brought the boy to Jesus and Jesus healed the boy. Later on, His disciples asked why they couldn’t heal the boy and Jesus response to them in verse 20 was astonishing.
“It was because you do not have enough faith,” answered Jesus. “I assure you that if you have faith as big as a mustard seed, you can say to this hill, ‘Go from here to there!’ and it will go. You could do anything!” (GNT)
“He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you”. (AMP)
Faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains and that’s all we need. Jesus said if we have faith that small, nothing will be impossible to us.
To have faith in someone means to put your absolute trust or confidence in them. I believe for this to be possible you must have a relationship or at least know the person you are putting your trust in to some extent.
Perhaps, the reason why we struggle with our faith is because we don’t really know Jesus that well. By this I mean understanding His person and nature. We need to know that it is His will to give us the best (Romans 8: 32); He is a good, kind, compassionate God who delights in us (Psalms 103: 8, Psalms 149:4); He is all powerful (Psalms 62:11) and is able to do what He says He will do (Numbers 23:19 , 2 Tim 2:13).
Our relationship with Jesus will grow when we spend time with Him through prayer and studying His word thereby increasing our Faith in Him. Romans 10:17 tells us faith comes by hearing the word of God. God is His word. John 1:1 says: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (ESV).
“Nothing will be impossible to you”. I am still amazed by this statement. Jesus has given us the key. We just need to have faith that when we ask for anything in His name and according to His will, He will hear us and grant our request.
James 1: 6-8 tells us we must not doubt when we ask God for something but must fully trust and believe that He is able to answer our request.
“But when you ask for something, you must have faith and not doubt. Anyone who doubts is like an ocean wave tossed around in a storm. If you are that kind of person, you can’t make up your mind, and you surely can’t be trusted. So don’t expect the Lord to give you anything at all”. (CEV)
Let’s build up our faith in God and indeed nothing will be impossible to us
Dear Lord, we thank You for today. We thank You for your love towards us. We ask for Your forgiveness for all the times we have doubted You and worried about our problems instead of having faith that you can meet those needs. We ask for the grace to truly trust You and believe in Your ability to meet our needs; no matter how small or big they may seem. We ask you increase our faith in you. Thank you Lord. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen
Thanks for joining today
Have a blessed evening 🙂
***With God all things are possible***