Called by Name: Faith

Called by Name: Faith


Oh me of little faith
Can’t seem to see my way
Out of the storm I’m in.
Diving waves are crashing in.
Down to my last mustard seed,
God help oh me of little faith.

-Matthew West


Faith is one of those words that I have heard my entire life yet seem to not completely understand.  I can sing, “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” and quote Hebrews 11:1.  I can tell you all day long that we are saved “by grace through faith.”  Nonetheless, I don’t seem to always understand what gives value to faith.

Faith does not find its value in its size.  Jesus said in Matthew 17:20 that faith the size of a mustard seed is adequate to move mountains.  We as individuals do not bring any personal worth to faith.  First Corinthians 13:2 explains that we can have unimaginable amounts of faith and still be nothing.  Is faith really worth anything, then?

Yes.  It is!  “The value of faith is found in its object.”  You can have insurmountable amounts of faith in yourself, achievements, creeds, or other people, but the only faith of value is faith in Jesus Christ.

What is truly remarkable is that any amount of faith in Jesus is sufficient.  Great faith is definitely desirable, but God will not despise a man of little faith.   That is such a peaceful thought!

A fumbling fool I am;
I’ll never understand how You, oh God of endless grace,
Can love oh me of little faith.

-Matthew West

In what is your faith resting?

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