NOT BY SIGHT: IT’S BY FAITH
My study on Matthew has been such an awesome one. It has been a new experience of my study on God’s word this year. Thanks to God and The Journey through the Bible family. Well, I resolved to read the Bible more deeply and I don’t intend to stop no matter what I’ll encounter. I discovered one of the most important things that Christ laid emphasis on – faith. He valued faith so much and He taught about it as well.
In most chapters as I read along, I noted that Jesus was upset when His disciples didn’t have faith. He would really distress and He questioned them often. But for those who truly believed, Jesus was glad and He healed them. He healed the blind, the lame, and even the lepers because they believed.
Jesus turned round and saw her, and said, “Courage my daughter! Your faith has made you well.” (Matthew 9:22)
On one occasion, Jesus walked on water and when the disciples were on the boat, they were convinced that it was a ghost. But upon realizing that it was Christ, Peter got up and walked on water too. The moment Peter doubted and fear overwhelmed him, he couldn’t walk anymore. He began to sink.
Jesus asked him, “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
As I reflect upon my life’s endeavors, I realize that I have been sinking and getting overwhelmed by fears that engulf me. I may not know if it has been the same case in your life. But I believe that this feeling is real. I will believe more and uproot all doubts today. I realize that the more I believe, the more I’ll see the possibilities coming my way. The more I’ll seek God, the more I’ll find Him. For His word gives me the assurance that we live by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:6-8).
We all ought not to fear but increase our faith in Him.