This morning I’ve been studying the scriptures about “faith”, and what Jesus consistently said about it. It’s finally starting to sink in, in a new way…
Have you ever done something out of faith that the world would consider “crazy” or “nuts” or “irrational”?
Hebrews 11:6 says that “He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”.
As I’ve gone through the scriptures to look at all the places where Jesus healed people, I take notice of a consistently common thing that He said to many who came to Him for healing,
“Your faith has made you well…..”
Faith can cause us to believe some radical things, things that may not seem rational, things that the world may advise us against, things people could criticize us over, but time and time again we see in the Word what faith does. We can see Jesus making a point about what having true faith will do.
Stepping out in true faith is the key ingredient. True faith pleases God.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1
When we feel the faith begin to rise up, we must remain true to that faith. We must react out of that faith. When faith rises up within us for a person or a situation, it is not a “self-confidence” or “self-reliance”, it’s a “God-confidence.” It is trusting in what He says He can do, what only He can do, what He wants to do, what He will do, and what He says is already done.
“Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.” – 2 Timothy 1:13
What would happen if we truly believe that “it is already done” and react out of that kind of faith?
“But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” – Mark 5:36