Hebrews 11 – the Hall of Faith, as it is sometimes called. These are stories of men and women who trusted God. But if we read, the funny thing is, some of these very people and events would not be first on my list of people with great faith.
For example, Sarah and her ability to conceive despite her age. But wait. This very Sarah who did not trust and took matters into he own hands, giving her servant to Abraham to provide the child she believed she couldn’t have? Her faith seems so small. But verse 11 says “she considered Him faithful who promised.”
Samson, the judge who continually chose women and folly over the ways of the Lord is also on the list, a man of quick temper who lost his strength from the Lord.
While it is easy for me to be critical of some of the people and events on the list I am suddenly hit with the realization that my faith is not my own. Faith comes from Christ, from who He Is, from resting and trusting in Him.
When talking to His disciples, Jesus said, “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; and nothing will be impossible to you.” Matthew 17:20 Our faith is not the magic bullet. Our faith is not what actually makes things happen. Rather through even our tiniest droplet of faith God’s mighty power can work and shut the mouths of lions, part the waters of the Red Sea, and loose the chains in your darkest dungeon.
How is your faith? You may be filled with unwavering faith like Moses (though even he had his moments), or you may have the tiny mustard seed faith of Sarah, believing in God, but struggling to accept His word as truth to you. Bring that faith to the feet of Jesus. Seek Him, and trust that though your faith be weak or strong, all He needs is mustard seed faith to work miracles in your life.