“I’m not interested in whether you’ve stood with the great… I’m interested in whether you’ve sat with the broken.” – Charles Bukowski, American Author
What does Jesus mean when he talks about having little faith?
~ Matthew 17:14-21 The Power of Faith ~
Like the crowds in Jesus’ day, we often think that if we are a good enough Christian, if we believe, if we are confident, if we are strong, if we do all the right things, God will be pleased with us and grant our requests. We even tell ourselves, “If we just had enough faith, we would be a better person.”
This is not what Jesus is saying, but quite the opposite. The focus should not be on ourselves and what we can do, but on God. The crowds at that time had no understanding of who God truly was. They did not take God seriously. It is the same for many of us today.
God wants us to have the faith of a humble heart. One who says, “I need God. I can’t do this by myself. I’m going to trust God no matter what the outcome may be, because I know God cares for me and He can do a better job at this than I ever could. I’m going to stop trying so hard on my own.” And then see where that takes you.
Spend time with God every day. Get to know Him and His ways.
Take time to rest in the warmth of God’s Presence.