He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:40 NIV
I always find that verse interesting. These were the disciples. These guys had left everything to follow Him. Jesus gave them authority to cast out demons. I don’t have that authority. These guys had a front row seat to all the best of Jesus’ teachings. Some of them wrote books of the Bible.
Yet Jesus asked them if they have “no faith”? What’s up with that?
I think it was because Jesus really does not feel our faith is complete until we are removed of any doubts. I am not suggesting we will ever get there on earth. I am certainly not there yet, but I do think that should be our goal. We should strive daily to continue to grow in our faith and trust in Christ.
We will have days where our faith is so clear we feel we could move mountains and other days where we are barely hanging on to our beliefs, but over time, through a consistent and persistent walk with Christ He molds us into the person He wants us to be.
What would have to occur in your life today for you to take the next step of faith in Christ? Is He calling you to a deeper level of trust? Would He be more likely to say to you today, “Do you still have no faith?” or “Well done my good and faithful servant.”? I realize that can change daily, but we should consider our lives in seasons and examine whether over time we are growing to trust Him more. Are you?