PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Matthew 9:27-34
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“According to your faith let it be done to you.” (Matthew 9:29)
This is a scary verse; if the quality of my faith determines the results, I’m in trouble.
Some people use this verse to explain why some people don’t get healed.
But notice that Jesus does not say this to everyone.
Nothing is said about the mute man speaking ‘according to his faith’.
Jesus speaks uniquely to these two men, and they respond with faith.
Strong faith is good, but mustard seed faith is also welcome (Matthew 17:20).
For myself, I feel more like the doubting believer in Mark 9:21-25.
“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)
Jesus meets us where we are, ‘according to our faith’, and is merciful.
In my experience, healing does not always happen, but mercy does!
Which probably means my faith is not as strong as it could/should be.
But my hope is NOT in the quality of my faith, but in the mercy of my Saviour.
My mustard seed faith is not yet what it could be, but it is enough.
And I’m trusting Him to make it grow!
Lord, I believe… help me in my unbelief. Your mercy is greater than my faith, and that gives me hope!