And Jesus said unto them… If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.Matthew 17:20 (KJV)
Isn’t that amazing to think about? If we have faith like a mustard seed–a mustard seed is about one to two millimeters in diameter. That’s small, y’all! And yet, we could move mountains, some of the biggest objects on earth. Wow!
But even if we have that faith, we can’t move mountains if it’s not God’s will.
If He wants the mountain to stay there, then it’s going to stay there no matter how much we believe it’ll move.
If He wants the cancer to stay in a loved one’s body, then it’s going to stay there no matter how hard we pray.
If He wants the job to be lost, the best friend to move away, the car to break down, the future to be unclear, the family member to die–whatever He wants, it’s going to happen.
It doesn’t matter how long and hard we prayed or how many tears we cried or how strong our faith is. God’s will will happen.
He’s still good though. Just because He doesn’t do what we want–doesn’t work according to our time and plan–doesn’t mean He’s cruel or not powerful enough to change the situation. HE. LOVES. US. And He knows what’s best.
So maybe the faith here isn’t “I believe this mountain will move” but rather “I believe God will move this mountain if He so wishes, and if not He’s still good.” Maybe that’s the mustard seed of faith that will move mountains.