… in your heart!
So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Have faith in God.
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain,
‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’
and does not doubt in his heart,
but believes that those things he says will be done,
he will have whatever he says.’
Jesus said, if we have faith, and say to the mountain to be removed,
… then whatever that mountain or problem is, will be moved,
IF … we do not doubt in our heart, but believe!
Why did Jesus not just say that we must believe,
… but added, ‘and do not doubt in your heart?’
It is easy to say you believe God’s Word and God’s promises,
… but too often that is only mental assent,
and means that there is doubt in your heart.
Peter is a good example of having believed what Jesus said,
… but when it came to walking on what he believed, Peter sank.
And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him,
and said to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’
Being of little faith or doubting in your heart,
… is when you tell the mountain to move,
and then think it is now up to God to make it work!
Unless you’re sure in your heart that God’s promise is yours,
… you will be doubting in your heart, and sink just like Peter.
You have to believe in YOUR heart that what God said IS done!
… this is the confidence that we have in Him,
that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask,
we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
1 John 5:14-15