"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seek, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)
We all have moments in our life where things do not go the way we want. Cars break down. Bills pile up. Kids keep needing new clothes. Work demands more and more. Pandemics strike and change everything. Before long, some unproductive messages play over again in our minds: You’ll never have enough. You aren’t good enough. God doesn’t care about you. You don’t have what it takes. God won’t hear your prayer.
Sometimes it feels like our faith is incredibly small. But remember, Jesus said that if we had faith the size of a mustard seed—think about the size, small like a grain of sand—you could move mountains. In Jesus’ day, the mustard seed was the smallest seeds known. Mostly like that wasn’t a coincidence to Jesus. He understood something about our faith.
Jesus knew we would sometimes feel like our faith is stretched to the breaking point. Jesus knew we would often look at situations and feel absolutely hopeless. But Jesus knew all it takes is a tiny amount of faith in a great, big God.
If you are praying for a miracle—even one that feels small or unimportant—then keep the faith. If you are praying for someone to be saved, continue believing. If you are trusting God to restore your marriage, don’t stop. If you are begging God to help you change, keep seeking him.
It’s not the size of your faith that matters—it’s the size of your God. And with Him, all things are possible.