So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.”
When I was in prayer years ago the Lord Jesus Christ came and spoke to me in an audible voice. He said many Christians have faith in their faith and their self righteousness and confessions. Only faith in Him will! But they do not have faith or an intimate relationship with and in Me. Hebrews 11:6 states, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Faith means a simple total Trust in God and not in your own strength or intellect or what you see, feel, hear or touch. In Mark 11:22 Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.”
Many Christians are moved by how they feel and condemnation can stop their belief right in its tracks. 1 John 3:20-22 assures us, “For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”
When you have simple child like faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for each and every need it is very easy to trust Him and not your self. When the Lord Jesus Christ first appeared to me He said that if I would paint a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ bigger in your heart than the sickness or circumstance; you will always receive your Miracle! You were saved by the loving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and not by your self righteousness or works. It is the same loving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ that will move mightily in your life if you will only get your self out of His way!
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
Did you notice the Word of God says ALL in both verses? All the Lord Jesus Christ asks for you to do is to call out to Him and not trust in yourself.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.