O ye of little faith?
When I consider why I worry, become anxious, get stressed, or even depressed, it’s because I believe in the lies of the enemy instead of the written word of God. This pops into my head many times when such thoughts are running across my mind, “O ye of little faith?”.
I thank God for my Pastor teaching me about this verse. The flesh/pride can roar up when we hear someone say such a thing to us. It sounds like an attack on our character, we don’t like it (at least I don’t!) Why? Probably because it’s true! haha. Our pride surely does not like being told that we may not be where we thought we were. At any rate, a better way to say this verse that I heard from my Pastor.. “underdeveloped faith.” It’s saying the same thing, same meaning.. but “ye of little faith” sounds negative to my flesh.
I decided to look at the situations where Jesus used this phrase..
Matthew 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Matthew 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
Matthew 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Matthew 16:8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?
Luke 12:28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
It is interesting to see that in almost every situation, there was fear of worldly things. Fear of not having enough food, fear of our future, fear of the storms, etc.
Why do we doubt God’s promises and sink into the lies instead?
Let me quote back to you what my brother in Christ shared with me on my blog earlier, sums it up quite nicely :)
“Let us be careful of what we “look” at.. Keep your eyes on the Word (Jesus), otherwise you’ll sink into the thing you look at.. Just as Peter sunk into the water when he ‘looked’ at the storms around him.”
Just as I had begun to do earlier, we begin to “sink” into our worries, our troubles, worldly things and forget that our Heavenly Father has promised us He would provide all our needs because we focus on the problem instead of the solution. God bless. Thanks for the lessons and the thumps :)