You of Little Faith

How many times in your life have you heard this expression? Countless, no doubt.

Many a time, someone will belittle another in a situation for their doubt that things will be okay, that things will turn out alright. Maybe their doubt is well-founded in the lack of substance and wisdom in a planned course of action. Or maybe they just lack faith in someone who really should be trusted or a program that is sound and well thought out.

To have faith in someone or something is to trust that the person will do what he has promised or that the object will do what it is designed for.

When Jesus was asleep in the boat on the Sea of Galilee a great storm arose and the disciples were terrified that they were all going to drown. Jesus rebuked the disciples for their lack of faith and then rebuked the wind and the waves.

What was the disciples' lack of faith? They doubted Jesus instruction that they would get to the other side. They thought they were going to drown then and there.

Matthew 8:18,23-27 (NIV):

"When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

Faith is misrepresented in many different ways in recent times, so much so that it might even cause some to think they are among those of little faith.

Real faith is hearing the word of God and putting your trust in Him that He will do what He has promised.

May our faith and trust be steadfast and assured in our God who keeps His Word and promises.

Yours in Christ,

Peter Rogers

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