It's NOT About the Size of Your Faith | Mark 9:14-29

Mister Brown
I recently signed up for a motivational quote of the day. Today’s quote got me thinking. The quote was about having an unshakable faith in yourself and your own ability to accomplish things.

It immediately made me think about having an unshakable faith in God. But then I thought about it some more. I realized that sometimes we put too much emphasis on ourselves and our faith instead of putting the emphasis on God. Our faith will be shakable at times.

“It’s not about having an unshakable faith in God, but faith in an unshakable God.”

In *Mark 9:14-29, a man begging Jesus to heal his son says to Jesus, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.” Sometimes we will struggle with our faith, but Jesus does not condemn that struggle.

God is not shaken by the problems of this world and He doesn’t have any needs. He is self-sufficient.

“To admit the existence of a need in God is to admit incompleteness in the divine Being. Needs is a creature-word and cannot be spoken of the Creator.” ~A.W. Tozer.

Jesus did get tired in this world. He is God in the flesh. Hebrews 4:15 says, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Jesus can sympathize with our struggles.

It’s not about the amount of your faith or whether you have “enough” faith. Sometimes we will not experience healing. In 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Paul talked about the thorn in the flesh that he was struck with. God allowed Paul to struggle with something (we don’t know what). God said no to his request for healing because His “grace is sufficient” and His “strength is made perfect in weakness.”

“It’s not about having an unshakable faith in God, but faith in an unshakable God.”

It’s not about the size of our faith or the faith we have in ourselves. We can have faith the size of a mustard seed. It’s about the size and greatness of our God.

What do you think? Do you struggle with thinking that you don’t have “enough” faith?

*[2:00] Mistake in the video: I said it was Mark 8:14-29, but it's really Mark 9:14-29.

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