We used to have what we called Healing School on Monday nights. A woman walked in one night who was obviously very ill. She was very weak and had a friend along to help her. She was asked if she believed that God can heal the sick and she answered “yes”, which was encouraging. But then she followed it with “but I don’t know if He will heal me.” Faith – many people struggle with it. They either don’t think they have enough of it or else they don’t think God will honor theirs, especially when it concerns themselves. The Bible says God has given each person the measure of faith. There has been debate about this, but regardless, whether this means every single person was given the same measure of faith or it means that each person was given their own measure of faith, God is perfect in everything He does, so He gave you exactly the perfect measure of faith. Faith is not about how hard we believe, it is about God’s faithfulness to do. If what we are praying and believing for is according to God’s will (we can find it in His Word, healing for example), then the burden of the manifestation of that prayer is God’s, not ours. It’s not our faith that heals, it’s God that heals. Our faith is the igniter. It’s like striking a match that lights the fuse that sets off the firework. Our faith is the match, the fuse is God at work honoring our faith, and the explosive firework is our answer! Don’t doubt your faith! It is enough!
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Romans 12:3 (NIV)
20 “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Matthew 17:20 (NLT)