About Jesus Steve Sweetman
Enough Faith To Be Healed
6:1 through 6 we see Jesus visit His home town of
that “Jesus was amazed with their lack of faith”, so for this reason
He could not do many miracles. He
could only heal a few sick people. I’ve
heard some hyper-faith folk use this verse to point out that if you have
“a lack of faith”, meaning, “if you don’t have
enough faith”, then Jesus can’t heal you.
These folk then say that you need to somehow get more faith
before Jesus can heal you.
believe we can “get more faith” as if faith is some kind of
commodity that we can get more of.
That’s not what faith is all about.
Faith is trust. Instead
of trying to “get more faith”, we should simply learn to “trust
Jesus more than we presently do”.
Faith is not a matter of striving to get more, but is a matter of
resting and trusting Jesus instead of trusting our own human efforts.
(Heb. 3:7 – 4:14)
home town people simply didn’t believe who Jesus claimed to be and
didn’t believe He could heal. To
them He was just that home-town guy who came back to visit.
Because of their unbelief very few people came to Jesus to be
healed, and if they didn’t come to be healed, how could Jesus heal
them? This passage has
nothing to do with having “little faith and needing more”.
It has everything to do with having “no faith and needing
some”. It’s as simple as
passage of Scripture can’t be used to promote the idea that one
can’t be healed because of a lack of faith.
Little faith isn’t the issue here.
No faith is the issue. Jesus
just didn’t have the opportunity to heal because few people came to be
healed. Even a little faith
in Jesus in this instance would have gone a long way towards lots of
healings. This is also true
with us today. Striving to
get more faith isn’t really the issue
Simply handing over your life to Jesus is the issue.
remember the parable of the mustard seed.
A little seed grew into a large plant.
So a little trust, a little faith goes a long way with Jesus.