And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. – Mark 11.22-23
After the incident where Jesus curse a fig tree He tells them that the lesson of the fruitless tree is that if we don’t have the faith to trust in God we will be like that tree, fruitless.
Jesus followed on with the simple phrase ‘have faith in God’ then went on to talk about how much faith could do. Faith can move mountains.
But what really sticks out is the next phrase that he who truly has faith in God will not doubt, but will trust that what God says He will do. If I truly have faith in God that He will do what He says.
He says that He knows what I need. He says He will care for me. He says He loves me. He says my eternity is secure.
And He will bring to pass whatever He says.
So I need the faith to trust Him. Have faith in God is all that can get us through the tough and confusing and troublesome times.
‘Have faith in God’ is something I need to be reminded of on a regular basis, especially when Satan says ‘what are you going to do about this one Roger?’