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"Little Faith or Great Faith"

We live in a troubled world with many uncertainties, unfortunately, there's not much that a person can do to change these circumstances. However, we are blessed to know the One that is in control and is not anxious about the affairs of this world, yes, His name is Jesus. He is the One that has given each of us the faith that we have, today.

Now, you are probably thinking that your faith is weak or that you have "little faith" and how you wish that you had more faith in these times. So, what is the difference between little faith and great faith? The Bible says, "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." The Bible definition is not of "little faith" or "great faith" it is only of faith. When you read Hebrews chapter eleven (The Hall of Faith) you think of what great faith these people had, and they did have faith, but I'm not convinced that we could call it great faith. For example, is it great faith to walk across the Red Sea on dry ground when the only other alternative is to be slaughtered by a blood thirsty army that is quickly approaching you? I'm not trying to undermine the faith of the Israelites or any others in The Hall of Faith, but I am wanting you to see how that faith can increase under severe circumstances.

Now, I'm not denying that the Bible speaks of great faith, but let us look at the gospels and see how Jesus speaks of "great faith." In Matthew 15:22 it is written, "And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil." As the woman cries out to Jesus, He seems to be ignoring her plea and going about His business, but as she continues with her desperate plea, He replies, "O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt." Again, we see how faith "little faith" has become "great faith" by severe circumstances. So, don't be discouraged or down on yourself because you feel that your faith is small; however, rejoice in the assurance that your "little faith" will become "great faith" when circumstances arise that really require great faith. It's as simple as this: most of you reading this probably own a 4x4, but you seldom engage it, because you only need it in severe circumstances. Remember, the circumstances of this world are in the hands of a mighty big God and when you need "great faith" He'll engage it.


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