How Is It That You Have No Faith?

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 Mark 4:40

2015 Frieda P. Smith

For the life of me, there are times I cannot understand why we fall short on faith.

Money—yes. We fall short because we have the tendency of spending more than we earn. But faith—really?

In the 4th Chapter of the Gospel according to Mark, Jesus was asleep in a boat with His disciples when a great windstorm arose. His disciples began to panic, because the boat was filling with water. They awoke Him, and said (verse 38), “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”

My friends, when we are in the midst of a storm—whether it is financial, marital, relational, spiritual—we look at our surroundings and we begin to sound like Fred Sanford, who is forever crying, with his hand over his chest, “This is the big one, Elizabeth. I’m coming to join you, honey!”

At that moment of panic, our faith disappears because we believe what we are not going to make it.

However, that is the moment Jesus is waiting for!  He calms everything down—restores order to chaos—and then says to His disciples, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” Mark 4:40

I hear Jesus saying to His people on today:

“How is it that you have no faith, when you were out of work but still managed to keep a roof over your head and eat every day?”

“How is it that you have no faith, when the doctor gave you six months to live and you are still here, six years later?”

“How is it that you have no faith, after watching My Father—time and time again—make ways out of no way?”

“Tell Me please…”

“How is it that you have no faith?”

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