A Prayer to Increase Your Faith
By Tiffany Thibault
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” - Matthew 17:20
“You have so little faith.” Can you imagine hearing Jesus say those words to you? His disciples had asked Jesus why they couldn’t cast a demon out of a child. Jesus then said that if they only had faith the size of a mustard seed that they could move a mountain.
Have you seen a mustard seed before? It is really tiny! In all my years of walking with the Lord, I have never seen anyone move a literal mountain. I have, however, seen lives dramatically changed when the mountains of self-centeredness and anger are removed. I have seen hearts and homes drastically improved when someone in that home begins to completely immerse themselves into the Word of God.
I have seen many people do the impossible. I have seen what the power of forgiveness can do in a life. I have seen what happens when someone reaches out and lends a hand to someone who is hurting. I have seen what happens when someone chooses to set aside their agenda to love someone unlovable. I have seen the power of a hug. I have been challenged when I see someone forgive the unforgivable.
There is incredible power when you show love, kindness, and caring to another person. It takes incredible faith to do what seems at times impossible to do. Hebrews 11:1 says this about faith: "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Faith is not belief in something that we can see, it is belief in something that we hope to see. What in your life is not quite working out as you had hoped for? Have faith. Do the impossible in that situation. Forgive, love, don’t quit, set boundaries with kindness if needed.
A mustard seed is very small. If that is the size of your faith in Jesus, then that is enough! Keep on looking to Him, keep reading your Bible, keep trusting Him to do the hard work as you keep on loving and praying for those hard hearts and situations that surround you.
Go into your day with the promise from James 1:2-4: “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
I love that! Your faith produces steadfastness and that makes us perfect, complete, and lacking nothing! Can you keep on in faith, in all your situations, trusting the Lord with what seems impossible?
Thank you that nothing is impossible in my life as I trust you in every area. Give me wisdom in all these difficult things facing me today. Give me the faith to be able to trust again, to forgive, to care, to love all those who have caused me pain. Give me the faith that I need to keep doing the right thing at work and at home. Give me the faith to be able to keep on trusting You for all the hard spots in my heart, home and work. I’m giving You all the worries and concerns facing me today and trusting You to do the impossible Lord. Increase my faith, today Lord, I pray.
Tiffany Thibault enjoys living life with her husband, two teenage daughters and one very large dog. She is a homeschool mom, a writer, a Bible study leader and she loves to share God’s word with women. You can find her at www.tiffanythibault.com
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Originally published Thursday, 14 October 2021.