And Jesus answering saith unto them, “Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22).
Jesus says in four words what proves to be the single greatest need of every soul — “Have faith in God.” There is no situation He cannot handle, there is no problem He cannot solve, there is no challenge He cannot overcome.
Have faith in God.
When you consdier the alternatives, the choice becomes even more compelling and clear. Some put their faith in Money, only to see it fail in the economic upheavals of unstable times. Some place their faith in Government, only to be disappointed once again by big campaign promises being broken, and backroom deals remaining the stock and trade of carnal men trying to govern without a clue.
Some people put their faith in themselves, but this proves to be the ultimate mistake — for the smallest package is a person totally wrapped up in him or herself. Some put their faith in others, but time and time again are let down as life hands them one unforseeable setback after another.
Some put their faith in religion, and practice dutifully all that is required of them by the tenets of their particular ideology. They feign peace and contentment, but seethe with resentment and loathing for those who do not subscribe to their beliefs.
And on and on it goes. Let me ask, What is it that you have faith in these days?
“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.They are brought down and fallen; but we are risen, and stand upright” (Psalm 20:7,8). Do not put your faith in anything, or anyone other than God.
“Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 9:23-24).
I can name that tune in four notes: “Have faith in God.”