by Eric Dunbar
Jesus said, “According to your faith, let it be to you.” Most people believe that sometimes we get the things we ask of God, and sometimes we don’t. But is it God’s fault that we do not receive from Him?
Many Christians try to explain why they don’t receive from God. They say, “God gives us the things we need, but He does not give us the things we want.” While it is true that God gives us those things that we need, He also gives us those things that we want.
The Bible says that two blind men followed Jesus crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” When they came to Him in the house, Jesus asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They answered, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, and said, “According to your faith let it be to you.” (Matthew 9:27-29)
There are times that we do not receive from God because we are momentarily blinded by our perception of God. None of God’s promises are generic. They only become real to us when we believe God. In other words, we can only receive from God according to our level of faith.
When the two blind men came to Jesus for help, Jesus asked them, “Do you believe I am able to do this?” In essence Jesus really wanted to know if they believed that He would heal them. Like the blind men in the Bible, incredibly, there are some areas of our lives that are so badly messed up, until it is difficult for us to believe that God can fix them.
I smoked cigarettes for thirty-eight years, and as a result of smoking, I had a heart attack. That heart attack was directly caused by the choices that I made. Nevertheless, when I cried out to God for mercy, He healed me. You see friends, I believed that God could heal me, but I didn’t believe He would heal me.
When Jesus told the two blind men, “According to your faith let it be to you,” in essence He was saying, “If you believe I will do this for you, then I will do it.” I believe God touches each and every one of us, and He gives us those things that we ask of Him. But we’re so hard on ourselves that it is difficult for us to believe that God would be that good to us. It is easy to believe that God can heal you, but yet so difficult to to believe He will heal you.
Whatever you ask of God, believe that He will do it and He will do it. So before you ask God to do anything, first ask yourself if you believe He will do it. The bottom line is: It will be done for you according to your faith.