And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Faith is defined in the King James Bible as ” the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. And we know that faith means believing without having any evidence. But we, as humans, still want proof. We are overall a suspicious and unbelieving people.
The Apostles were just like we are – afraid to believe the Truth without physical evidence. I think that is why we identify with the Apostles so well. We are the same way. Skeptical and unwilling to take that leap of faith without a guarantee from God that it will all work out for the best.
Jesus tells us that we only have to have the faith of a mustard seed to save our souls. The Scriptures mention many times that our faith saves us. Yet, we are still too stubborn to even have the faith of a small seed.
So, why do we question God when our life takes a bad or difficult turn? Our lack of faith in God and His plan for our lives is a big part of that reason. If we only had that mustard seed faith, we would reap the rewards. But, it’s not easy. It’s not easy to surrender to Him and believe in something not tangible.
When the storms of life overtake you, go to God. Ask Him to increase your faith in Him and His Will for your life. Know in your heart that God will provide because He loves you. Hold out your hand to God as Jesus did to Peter and have that faith in Him. He will take you places you never imagined.
Take that leap of faith – and watch God catch you!
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