By Ryan Stockstrom

Harvest Fellowship Church

In the book of Hebrews, the author eloquently defines ‘faith’ for us: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  This is what the ancients were commended for.” (Hebrews 11: 1-2, NIV) He then goes on to talk about some really big ‘heroes’ of faith. Names most would recognize like Noah, Abraham, and Jacob.  

God performed huge, amazing things throughout their lives. As it says they, “gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.” (Hebrews 11: 34-35 NIV).  

As you read through the Bible, their histories are astounding, and you might think, “I’ll never have faith like that.”  

But I believe you have more faith than you think.  

Chances are really good, you expected to wake up this morning, and you did!  You may have driven through a blizzard to get to work, and you made it. You might even drive out on ice in pursuit of fish, because you believe you won’t break through. (And let’s face it, we Minnesotans have a lot more faith than the rest of the world when it comes to that!)  

You send your kids to school because you have faith your child will learn something. You go to work because you believe you’ll be paid for your time and effort.

All that to say; you have more faith than you think.  

And here’s the good news: Jesus said that even if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we’d be able to move mountains. I don’t know what your hill or mountain or struggle is that you are battling right now. But I want to encourage you; you have more faith than you realize. Place it in the One who is able to do more than you can think or imagine as you trust Him!