In this time when the world has gone crazy and there’s so much to be scared and worried about, so much to feel disappointed in and hurt by, now, more than ever, we need to have faith. The Bible says that faith can move mountains, but do you really believe that?
Do we as Christians really believe that anymore?
Science is a wonderful thing and more people are able to be tended to because of hospitals and the medical advancements that have been made in the last hundred years. But sometimes, I think that it’s also a negative thing. You see, because of science, we think we know how the body works and how diseases work. This means that when someone has a disease that isn’t curable or has a high death rate, we believe that a hundred percent because science says so.
What about faith?
People today think miracles don’t still happen. They do, but they are certainly a lot more rare than back in Jesus’ time. Even after his crucifixion, the disciples traveled around and preached the Gospel. They healed the sick just like Jesus did. And you know what? Jesus said we can do the same thing. “Better things than I have done will you do,” He said.
What? Better things than Jesus?
So, why can’t we? I don’t know about you, but I’ve never healed the sick or cast out demons. Does that mean that stuff no longer happens in our time? No! I think it’s a lack of faith. There’s a part in the Bible when the disciples tried to cast out a demon and heal someone and they couldn’t. After Jesus successfully healed the same person, they asked him, “Why couldn’t we do that?” and Jesus told them that it was because they had a lack of faith.
When our brains tell us that something doesn’t have a cure, then we believe that. Even subconsciously. That automatically keeps us from having faith enough to believe that it can be cured. Because, according to science, it can’t be.
I remember praying for my grandmother who had Parkinson’s disease. I prayed for her all the time to be healed. But in the back of my mind, I was thinking about how there was no cure for it. I’m not saying that if you have a family member who dies that it’s because you have a lack of faith. I’m saying that we need to have more faith and belief in God’s healing power and the power of miracles through Jesus Christ’s name, than we do in science.
There’s a story about a woman who lived with a beautiful mountain. But she always wanted to be able to watch the sunrise. The problem was that the mountain blocked it. Every day for years, she prayed for the mountain to be moved. Decades later, when she was much, much older, she looked out her window and the mountain was lower down and she was able to see the sun rise.
Do you believe that faith can move mountains?