Matthew 13:58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
It is amazing to me that He did not do many of the things that He could have and would have done due to their lack of faith. It causes me to wonder what God might want to do in my life if I were to trust Him more.
I must admit that I have several problems that hinder my faith. You might be dealing with these too!
One is that I am super familiar with the things of God. That is sort of what happens in this passage. Jesus is among those who knew Him best. They should have believed but they didn’t. I have been in church all of my life. I have prayed every day of my life. I have gotten used to the things of God and may be just settling for things when He would have me trust Him and expect more.
I have prayed and believed before and things didn’t work out like I expected so I begin to doubt that He will do things. It is because I expected and believed but He didn’t choose to answer several other times and I then got used to it and sort of accepted that maybe I should just settle.
I am convicted about that today. I know that both of these sins are great hindrances to what God wants to do in my life and ministry.
Sometimes I think that I would like to blame my lack of faith on maturity or maybe you could say experience. I tend to think that He hasnâ€™t answered that prayer in the past and so won’t now.
Well to finish up this thought I believe that I should be praising Him no matter what. I believe that I should be super grateful for all that He has done and is doing. I believe that I should take every day and do the best I can with His power to obey Him and then wait on Him to do great things.
I want to pray believing. I want to read believing. I want to see God work. I know that the greatest hindrance to the work of God anywhere is me and my unbelief. God, please forgive me for my sin of doubt and unbelief. Help Thou mine unbelief.