Daily Bible Inspirations

Do You Really Believe?

by John Michalak

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you would tell this sycamore tree, ‘Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

Luke 17:5-6

Most have said this at one time or another:

I wish I had more faith!

This was the cry of the disciples. Couldn’t Jesus give them more faith? More strength to believe? But…was their issue about having more faith or about the type of faith they had in the first place?

When Jesus says that the smallest faith can send large trees into the sea, he’s speaking more about quality than quantity. He’s saying that when we ask, “Increase our faith,” it’s very possible we don’t have any true faith at all. Because the smallest amount of true faith in God can accomplish anything.

So, the question we need to ask isn’t, “Increase our faith.” It’s, “Do I really believe?”

True belief in God comes from developing an intimate relationship with Him. From staying close to His Word, making your prayers as much about connecting with Him as wish fulfillment. It comes from remembering the mountains God has already moved in your life.

So, do you really believe? If you don’t, then you can begin to trust God again. Start small. That’s where true faith begins.

Pray: Lord, show me the areas where I don’t truly trust You. Show me how to trust You again.