There’s a very interesting story in Isaiah 7. King Ahaz has heard rumors that neighboring countries are plotting against Jerusalem. So the hearts of the king and his people trembled with fear, like trees shaking in a storm.
God sent the prophet Isaiah to the king with this message: Don’t worry. The invasion will never happen. But, God warns, Unless your faith is firm, I cannot make you stand firm.
Your faith must be firm. Jesus’ miracles illustrated this again and again. Read the stories … He touches blind eyes, and they see. A child is released from the grip of demons. A woman who has been sick for years is healed by brushing against His clothing. A sinful outcast pours out her love and anoints Jesus with perfume, and He says her sins are forgiven.
And to each of them, Jesus then says, “Because you had faith, this has happened.” The NIV version is, “According to your faith will it be done to you.”
I believe those are the Father’s words to us, today, too. Is that good news or bad news for you, my friend?
Scripture: Isaiah 7:2,7,9 (NLT); Matthew 9:29 (NIV)