Impossible Faith

“If only I had a little more faith!!” We all can relate to the statement as we struggle with the gap between where our faith is now and where it could be. How do we increase our faith? Open up scripture with us as we examine a story about impossible faith and restoration.

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Matthew 17:14-23

14 aAnd when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneelingbefore him, 15 said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has bseizures and hesuffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16 AndI brought him to your disciples, and cthey could not heal him.” 17 And Jesusanswered, “O faithless and dtwisted generation, how long am I to be with you?eHow long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.” 18 And Jesusfrebuked the demon,2 and it3 came out of him, and gthe boy was healedinstantly.4 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why couldwe not cast it out?” 20 He said to them, h“Because of your little faith. Foritruly, I say to you, jif you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, kyou willsay to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and lnothingwill be impossible for you.”522 mAs they were gathering6 in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son ofMan is about to be delivered into the hands of men, 23 and they will kill him,and he will be raised on nthe third day.” And they were greatly distressed.

Sangmin Lee