I had a conversation with a friend the other day. We got to talking about the end of days and persecution. A common worry among believers is that we will not be able to stand in those days and will deny our Lord.
This morning I was reading Matthew 17:14-20.
When they came to the crowd, a man came to Yeshua, falling on his knees before Him and saying, “Master, have mercy on my son, for he has seizures and suffers badly. For he often falls into the fire and often into the water. I brought him to Your disciples, but they couldn’t heal him.”
And answering, Yeshua said, “O faithless and twisted generation! How long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me.”Yeshua rebuked the demon and it came out of him, and the boy was healed from that very hour.
Then the disciples came to Yeshua in private and said, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
And He said to them, “Because you trust so little. Amen, I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
The big question that we miss in today’s faith movement is ‘faith in what?’ Is it faith in our faith? Then we most assuredly will fall when pushed beyond human limitations.
Our faith should be in who God is – Creator of Everything. He speaks and time itself is born. He is beyond human comprehension, though He has revealed Himself to us in His Name, His Word, and the Word made flesh.
He loves us so much that He sent His Son to save us. This is what we trust (have faith in) as we walk through our day – whether stuck in traffic or in jail facing execution. Yes, it’s easier said than done, but it all starts with getting to know the One in whom we place our trust.