Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not drive it out?” Matthew 17:19
The disciples were perplexed. They did everything that Jesus did, yet they still couldn’t cast out the demon. Do we ever feel like the disciples do? We tried everything we think God would want us to do, but yet we still can’t cast out that demon, sickness, anxiety, addiction, ect. The disciples went to Jesus “privately” to ask him why. They were feeling defeated but let’s see Jesus response:
And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. Matthew 17:20
They didn’t fail because of their lack of trying, they failed due to their lack of faith. Some of us might even be lacking faith reading these scriptures! But Jesus said if your faith is as small as a “Mustard Seed” you can move mountains.
A mustard seed was the smallest known seed in Israel, so if you have just a little true faith you can move your mountain. A lot of us are still in disbelief when we read this, and that’s why we don’t move any mountains. Faith is what activates Gods miracles.
We can never expect to see Gods miracles without faith. So how do we obtain faith? Your faith is like a seed also, the more time you spend with God, praying and reading his word. The stronger the roots of your faith will grow in Jesus Name Amen