Lack of Faith

“Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”

By the time the Pharisees spoke these words, they must have heard that Jesus had brought back people from the dead to life, cured many people who were sick, and fed thousands of people with 5 pieces of bread and 2 fishes.

Yet the Pharisees and the Scribes still wanted a sign.

Talk about lack of faith.

I remember a story about a mountaineer who lost his group. Pitch dark in the night, he had to find his way. Due to one wrong move, he slipped and fell off a cliff. Luckily, he was strapped to a rope that hindered him from falling further.

“God save me,” he cried

“Cut the rope,” was the response he received.

Wanting to stay safe and not wanting to risk it, he held on inconveniently to the rope for hours. When dawn came, he realized that he was just two feet from the ground.

Talk about lack of faith.

My dear friends, when it seems that we are lacking in faith, three things we should do:

  1. Practice Prayer. When we talk to God unceasingly, it is not that He will change his plans. Why should He when He knows what is best? When we talk to God unceasingly, little by little we see the way He sees things. This perspective gives us so much peace of mind.
  2. Have Gratitude. The Psalm says, “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for his love endures forever!” Indeed with a grateful heart, we see the many miracles of God in our lives.
  3. Listen to Testimony. It is so comforting to hear stories from other people of how God is working in their lives. Indeed his ways are mysterious and nothing is impossible with the Lord.

In closing, let me share with you a poem:

For every hectic day, God is our quiet rest
For every painful experience, he is your healing touch
For every disappointment, he is your hope
For every turbulent storm, he is your calming peace
For every hurtful action, he is your forgiving love
Indeed for a person with faith, no sign is needed
For a person without faith, no sign will suffice…..

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