“‘Where is your faith?’ He asked His disciples….” Luke 8:25
One morning, my daily reading had taken me to the eighth chapter of Luke. Jesus and His disciples had set sail on the Sea of Galilee when a violent squall rose. The threat of being capsized created more than a little panic in the disciples. They cried out to Jesus, fearful they were all going to drown. After rebuking the wind and sea, Jesus rebuked the storm residing within the men with the question that bared their souls: “Where is your faith?”
The Lord was asking me the same question that morning. Was my faith at the same place it had been a year ago? Was it growing? Or was it just subsisting? Had it weathered the brutal storms I’d encountered? Or was it holding on for dear life?
None of us will be able to prevail against the “squalls” of life if our faith is based on anything other than the character and word of God. The answer to “Where is your faith?” ultimately rests on what we believe about God. Do we trust that each gut-wrenching circumstance we face grants us the opportunity to say, “I don’t have to understand. I don’t have to control. I entrust it fully to You”?
Another question Jesus asked was whether He would find faith on the earth when He returned. I want to be among those whose faith has not been thrown overboard. I want it to be obvious, observable, and obedient to His every word. How about you?
Father may we be among those filled with growing, active faith. Help us face the squalls of life by putting our full trust not in ourselves, but in You.
Take time to examine your faith. If you are falling short, don’t hesitate to ask God to help you.