In this article – Oh!You Of Little Faith ; I would like to discuss about the importance of having sound faith in Chirst. The text is based on Matthew 14, 28-31.
In certain occasions, those who claim to have great faith can show signs of having only very little faith or no faith at all. Peter went through one of such occasions and that is described in the following verses.
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”  “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”  Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”(Matthew 14:28-31 NIV)
Just like Apostle Peter, we too trust in the Lord, we too have experienced many miracles in our lives and still wish to experience many more in future.
Again, we too have seen Jesus doing many miracles in the lives of other believers. But, despite all these experiences, there are occasions when, just like Peter, we begin to doubt and show signs of having only little faith.
Peter saw the Lord walking on the water and he thought he too could walk on the water, because, Jesus Christ was with him.
He asked The Lord for permission to step out on to the water and with great faith he stepped out and began his journey, but, it turned out to be really difficult. Why?
The reason was: he began to doubt on the way. Actually, doubt replaced faith and the moment doubt crept into his mind, he started to sink.
Similarly, we too, trusting God, set out to do things that seem difficult or almost impossible. In fact, just like Apostle Peter, we too begin very well. But on the way doubt creeps in and the power of God stops working in us.
Soon things turn to be more difficult, or, we even feel as if, not having enough power to go ahead. Here, what we need to bear in mind is; God’s power did not depart from us, but, it just stopped working because of our doubting heart.
Therefore, trusting God is the key to letting HIS power work in us. If our hearts are filled with hope and trust in God, we will find it more easy to deal with very difficult situations in our lives.
Remember: we worship a God who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. Amen.