Matthew 9:22 (NIV)
We read several accounts of Jesus healings where he commends someone’s faith. Jesus told the people that the Centurion possessed faith to such a degree that he had not seen in Israel. He spoke to the woman with the bloody discharge, saying she was healed because of her faith.
What does it take to have the kind of faith that allows us to be healed? Honestly speaking, at this point in my life, I can’t fully explain it.
Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.(Hebrews 11:1 NIV) Bible scholars tell us we have two words to describe faithsure and certain . Faith combines assurance and anticipation.
In our walk with Jesus, we find ourselves discovering peace about certain issues that enter our lives. During the first Gulf War, a friend worried about her son and her younger daughter who were over there. One day she stood in her kitchen praying for them. She felt led to remember earlier times when God had intervened and spared these two young people. God reminded her of these benchmarks of their relationship. Just knowing that God had done so much for her children strengthened her faith that He would keep them safe.
In order to have a growing faith in God, we have to have a close relationship with Him and His Son. A relationship can only come about by persons spending time with each other. Before people can spend time together, they have to be introduced to each other.