The sermon at church this morning covered this part of Mark. Our pastor spoke about how serious leprosy was in those days, how anything touched by a leper became unclean. How lepers were completely ostracized from society. And how it was believed that sin caused leprosy.

How lonely it must have been for anyone affected!

After the semon, I got to thinking:

This guy had faith!

To be so bold as to approach Jesus, and to say that if Jesus wanted to, then He could heal. And his faith was rewarded.

Jesus has compassion.

The scripture says that Jesus was moved with pity. And did something no one else would ever do for fear, He reached out and touched him. Amazing.

Jesus answered this request

He said to the Leper, “I will; be clean.”

Miracles are real.

The leper was healed. Instantly.

All for faith. There are other examples of faith in the bible, 2 of which are women come to mind. For each of these testimonies, these people stepped outside of what they were used to, disregarding the ways of the crowd, or how it was acceptable to behave. Their faith was greater than their fear.

My fear is greater than my faith. I’ve written previously about my dreams to have my own business, homeschool, and travel Australia, devoting my time to understanding better the scriptures. But I am afraid.

Afraid that I don’t have enough knowledge, won’t get enough clients, won’t teach my children well enough, won’t be able to pay the bills. The list can go on and on.

I’m working on the fear!

Is your faith bigger than your fear?


28 thoughts on “Faith

  1. My faith is so much bigger than my fear. Jesus said in his word, if you have the faith the size of a mustard seed. You can do anything that you won’t to do. All you have to do is believe in God and believe in yourself!

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  2. I am not Catholic or Christian, but I can connect with their teachings about having compassion and faith. I have faith in life and certain truths, and I strive to make this faith stronger than my fear. We cannot accomplish all we can in life if our fear stops us from following our dreams. I hope for many things in life. For the longest time I’ve wanted to start a blog discussing dreams of the sleeping variety, and now I am working on that. Someday I wish to start a bakery, and I trust that life will get me there as long as I don’t give in to my fears.

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  3. Remove the word won’t, don’t and can’t with the words I AM and I will! Your faith is already there you just have to tap into it. Great read.

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  4. Is my faith bigger than my fear? The short answer is no. The longer answer is a yes. I speak of time. The small issues in daily life are what trip me up sometimes. This in part is due to Elohim beating me over the head with the admonition to stop being impulsive. I tend to go with my “gut feeling” about things without thinking it through and praying about it. The long term issues are different. I do not want to fill your comment box with my rambling though. Perhaps I will blog about it and post a link here. Would that be OK with you?

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  5. I think everyone struggles with fear, even though God tells us”fear not”. Fear and uncertainty happen. What we don’t want is for that fear to control us. Being under God’s control and learning to trust him is where we want to be.

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  6. This is something that I am struggling with. I am going to be graduating college soon and needing to move and find a job! All I need to do is have faith that it will all work out, and not fear for what is to come!
    Thank you for sharing your story!

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  7. I have the same tendency’s.. I believe if we pray about something that is important to us.. God will guide our steps.. Sometimes fear is a good thing..helping avoid a bad decision. Yet when you know it’s God saying the door is open.. walk through it 🙂

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  8. I recently attended a lecture about working while homeschooling and traveling the world! Adelaide, who started TalkBox.Mom, has traveled a lot with her young family. It is possible!!!

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      1. I don’t remember. It was something in the film industry, I think. And I remember her saying they approached her husband’s boss hoping he could work remotely 3 months out of the year, and they gave him 11! They only really needed him onsite during tax season. She uses sites like HomeAway and Airbnb to find places to stay.

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