Do you believe?!

Hebrews 11:6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

When Jesus walked among us He healed a great many people. But He did not heal everyone. He could have healed everyone. Jesus could have said, “Everyone will be healed on the count of three. Ready, one . . . two . . . three”. And everyone, everywhere would have been healed. He didn’t need to touch people. He didn’t even need to see them.

Jesus could have done that, but He didn’t. He responded to people who called out to Him, like Bartimaeus, the blind man who heard Jesus passing by and shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Mark 10:47.

The only place where Jesus wasn’t able to do miracles was in His hometown, Nazareth. And what stopped Him was their unbelief. I find that really interesting. Jesus wanted to heal them. But He wouldn’t because of their unbelief.

The difficulties of our life are no problem for God. But our unbelief often gets in the way. Like the father who wanted healing for his demon-possessed son, we, too, need to say, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24.

Faith can make the difference between something happening and not happening. You don’t have to have super faith. You just need a little faith.

You may look at the stories of men and women in the Bible and think, “That could ever happen for me.” The work of God isn’t limited to a particular time in history. The Bible says that “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever” Hebrews 13:8

God is not limited by our situation. He is limited by unbelief.

David Ball
Pastor