Believe


Unbelief can keep you from coming to Jesus. Don’t let it keep you away. In your trial or predicament, come to Jesus because you believe he cares and can do it. Never forget Jesus calmed great and heavy storms of wind and rain for people who had little faith…

27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”

28 When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”

“Yes, Lord,” they replied.

29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; 30 and their sight was restored.
Matthew 9:27-30

We have heard the centurion say, “Just say the word, Jesus,” and the bleeding woman touch the edge of Jesus’ garment, knowing she could be healed simply through his touch. Jesus’ authority and his power come through loud and clear in these miraculous interactions.

Now, as two blind men call out for mercy from the Lord Jesus, he asks them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” Do you believe?

This is an important question. It is important for anyone who comes to Jesus in hopes of being healed or changed or released. Do you believe?

There are a number of people who want these outcomes: healing, change, or release, yet they struggle with the aspect of faith. Believing upon someone else, and specifically a rogue rabbi from the first century, creates a barrier to their hopes being realized.

They do not believe Jesus can do it. Jairus, the centurion, and the woman about whom we read in these last days all believed Jesus could do it . They were certain of his power and ability.

These words of Jesus, “According to your faith let it be done to you,” create all manner of difficulty for some. Easily twisted, these words have spawned the ‘name it and claim it’ churches, in which faith becomes god. Faith can be fashioned into an idol in which we have hope or trust. Jesus remains the one in whom we must have trust and faith. It is his power which heals, and not the faith we possess.

Never forget that the great and heavy storm of wind and rain was stopped by Jesus on behalf of those disciples in the boat who had ‘little faith.’

In your trial or predicament, come to Jesus because you believe he can do it. Believe that he cares. Believe that he wants to help. Unbelief will keep many from coming to him. Don’t let it be the thing which keeps you away.

Amen.

Marc Kinna

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