“And He says to them, ‘O you of little faith, Why are you afraid?’ Then having arisen, He rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.” Jesus didn’t say, you of no faith, because it took some faith for them to go to Him, but Jesus wanted them to have enough faith to be unbothered by what was happening around them! Just because it’s happening around you, doesn’t mean it has to happen to you. What do I mean by that? Fear may be all around you, but you don’t have to let it in! Don’t be afraid!
It doesn’t take much faith to get your paycheck every week, and divide that check in order to take care of your living expenses. The reason it doesn’t take much faith is because you know that if you work, you are going to get paid! You’re expecting that check, and in some cases, your bills are automatically drafted out of your bank account that is dependent on that check! Another reason it doesn’t take much faith to expect your wages is because you trust the company that you work for.
You’re not going to work for someone who’s inconsistent when it comes to giving you your money or when it comes to them keeping their word.
But, what about if the company shuts down out of nowhere and you no longer have a job (God forbids)? What will you do then? You look for new work, but it seems like you just can’t catch a break! Meanwhile your bills are pilling up and you don’t know how you’re going to get through! Do you want to know how to get through?
You have to turn your faith up a notch! You see, it doesn’t take much faith to get by or live comfortably when you can see your check coming or when you can see everything going according to your plans! However, real faith is when you don’t see and still believe like you already have! Mark 11:24, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” You must have a relationship with God in order to trust Him!
Just like you trust the company that you work for, or trust a certain medication to heal you, you must trust God, but even more. A company can let you down. Some medications are good for one thing but does absolutely nothing for other illnesses, but God is able to do anything! He won’t let you down and His power is able to supply your every need! Just like you know when your check is coming through, you must have that same faith in God to know that although you’re facing a difficult time in life, HE WILL COME THROUGH!
You don’t have to know when, just know He’s always on time! So learn how to be unbothered by what you go through, because your problems don’t stop God from being with you! He’s promised to never leave or forsake you (see Deuteronomy 31:6). Be confident in Him!
Speak to your situation with the authority of the Holy Spirit and then go in faith saying, “So it is! It is so! In Jesus name! Amen!