A Little Faith

Read Matthew 17:14-20   Matthew 17:20, “And Jesus said, … If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”        Faith is something that is often misunderstood because the devil has given us two false impressions of faith. The first is that God requires great faith from us before He will act. The second is that faith is the absence of doubt. Both of these are lies. Many Christians do nothing for God because they believe these lies. Take what little faith you do have, and use it for God. He can use this little faith – if it is given to Him.      The disciples were leaning on their unbelief, not their faith. Our weakness is just a covering for strength. Paul had a weakness, but God used that weakness as a strength. Use your weakness, and go on for God. If you have doubt, go on in doubt. If you don’t know if you can tell others about Christ, try it in doubt, and trust Him.  As we use the faith we are given, God gives us more faith.      You will remember the account of Peter’s attempt to walk to Jesus on the water in Matthew 14:30-31, “But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” Sometimes it is just a matter of stepping out by faith – not doubting.