Community: What is it? | Matthew 17:18
Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.
The man’s son was suffering greatly. Every father knows the deep agony that causes. Seizures caused the boy to lose control of his body and fall into a fire or water. The man brought the boy to the disciples, but they could not heal him. Now, as the last resort, he knelt before Jesus and pleaded for mercy.
It turns out the seizures were caused by a demon. Jesus rebuked the demon and the boy was instantly healed. The confused disciples asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” Jesus replied, “Because you have so little faith.”
I have not mastered the mystery of God’s sovereign will and my faith. But I know this; when it comes to faith, I have too little of it. Jesus said faith, even the size of a mustard seed, can move the mountains that stand in the way of following hard after God. I believe that truth. O Lord, help my unbelief.
Lord, help me to trust in you, holding nothing back. You are sovereign; I am not. But help my faith to increase. Help me to see great things happen as a result of mustard seed faith. In Jesus name. Amen.