Ye Of Little Faith

Do you have a tall task ahead of you? Are you procrastinating taking it on? Do you have a feeling of dread when thinking about it? Have you allowed the task to grow in your mind? Have you asked God for His help?

Sooner or later we all face a task we believe will be difficult. We may believe it will be an unpleasant task. The mere thought of it may cause us to shudder with apprehension. We may even ask others if they are willing to help or take it on for us.

As we face difficult or challenging tasks, our minds can make a mountain out of a mole hill. We may get to a point of deciding to take it on, get it over with, so we can move on to something else. Sometimes, that task turns out to not be as bad as we originally thought. We may also find that we learned something new in the process.

We see in today’s passage that Jesus tells His apostles they can move mountains with just a little faith. The qualifier to this is having no doubt. It means trusting God completely. It sounds simple, and it is in one respect. Yet it is hard for us in another.

Why is it hard? We believe we must be able to handle things on our own. We have allowed science to convince us the supernatural no longer exists. We believe only what we can see. Our dependence on God has waned as we have gotten materially richer. If someone talks about a supernatural encounter, we look at them as though they have three eyes in their head.

Trusting God has become, “I trust God, but only as far as I can see Him.” But I can tell you from personal experience that God is active and working in this world. I can tell you He has worked in my life. I can tell you when I’ve cried out for His help with a task I could not do on my own, that He has stepped in.

God wants us to reach out to Him. It is unfortunate that we often won’t reach out until we have nowhere else to turn. It is unfortunate that we must get to a point of frustration and even anger before we reach out. God allows us to get to that point. He won’t step in until we reach out and fully believe He can help.

I pray we all put our faith in God. I pray we turn to God before we get frustrated. I pray each one of us trusts our all-powerful God to help us when we ask for it. Increase your faith. Have no doubt. Trust God. Reach out to God. Ask God for help. Receive God’s blessing.

Matthew 21:21-22 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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