What does the Bible teach us about faith? Hebrews 11:1 says; What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen, it is the evidence of things not yet seen. NLT. What can we deduce from this scripture? The message that I get may be different from yours. It’s telling me that I must stand firm on the rock as I speak my prayers to God without any doubt in my heart. For example, many people pray and when something doesn’t happen in their time God has forgotten them. They just aren’t realizing that when doubt seeps into their heart faith is no longer in action concerning that area of one’s life. The opposite of faith is doubt and when we doubt God we aren’t trusting him entirely as he expects us to. Therefore, should we expect anything to happen.
Allow me to share this with you out of the book of Matthew. What I’m about to share is about Jesus healing a Demon-Possessed Boy. Matthew 17:14-21 says; When they arrived at the foot of the mountain, a huge crowd was waiting for them. A man came and knelt before Jesus and said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, because he has seizures and suffers terribly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. So I brought him to your disciples, but they couldn’t heal him.”
Jesus replied, “You stubborn, faithless people! How long must I be with you until you believe? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.” Then Jesus rebuked the demon in the boy, and it left him. From that moment the boy was well.
Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, “Why couldn’t we cast out that demon?”
You didn’t have enough faith, ” Jesus told them. “I assure you, even if you had faith as small as a mustard seed you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
Faith come by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. The word is to be administered out of love and no one has done that better than Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. So please do not be offended when someone says you might check your faith, is it possible that you may be lacking. I am speaking from my own experience as I pen this post. I had to step back and look at what I was doing. When I did, I discovered that they were correct. I know we don’t like being wrong, but we are only human and God created us perfectly imperfect. This day I am glad they had the courage to speak those words to me because I was able to make the required changes necessary to improve my walk with Jesus. Thank you Lord for all that you do. Besides that, Jesus spoke those words to his disciples, why wouldn’t he speak them to us if needed? Amen!