And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. [ But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”]
Our faith is made effective by its Object. It is the Object of our faith that matters; the One in Whom we place our trust. I can only assume that those disciples who did not ascend the mountain with Christ and witness the transfiguration still did not really believe that Jesus was the true Son of God, the Messiah. Here, Jesus pronounces that it takes only a tiny amount of faith to engage His power against the enemy; yet, they could not remove this demon. How many of us after walking with Lord Jesus for many years can totally empathize with the disciples’ conundrum? When will we finally have that mustard seed sized faith and exorcise our demons? Lord Jesus grows frustrated with our unbelief and here illustrates just how little He expects of us. The power of Jesus is so great it takes only a smidgin of faith to enact it.
Help my unbelief, Lord.