“The trouble with fear is it tells you things will always be the way they are now.” – Emily Freeman
“O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” asked Jesus. (Matthew 14:31) “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)
Don’t ‘small’ and ‘little’ hold the same meaning? Clearly Jesus wants his disciples to have one, and not the other. Little faith looks at the circumstances and flounders. Small faith has hope and grows… despite the adversity. Little faith stands on self-righteousness, and sinks. Small faith knows of its value, is affirmed of its worth. Little faith stays right where it is, but small faith takes a step forward.
Fear is the feeling that things won’t change, so don’t even think of attempting a step…but the point of faith is how it points you forward.
Small faith moves.
With a teeny tiny step to start.