The picture you have of God will define your faith. And the quality of your faith will determine your future. What do you believe about God?
We live on one of nine planets that revolve around the sun, which is so big that you could put 960,000 earths in it. The light from the sun gives off much more energy in a second than all the energy that mankind has produced since creation. Yet our sun is only a “run of the mill” star, just average. The sun of our solar system is just one of the 100 billion stars. The Betelgeuse Star is 427 light years away (5.88 trillion miles= 1 light year) and is 2 times the orbit of the earth around the sun. You could fit 262,000,000,000 earths inside Betelgeuse. If the earth were the size of a golf ball, Betelgeuse would be the size of 6 Empire State Buildings. That is enough golf balls to fill up the Super-dome… 3,000 times! The God you pray to about your life just breathed Betelgeuse into existence.
1. Are you expecting Him to do something miraculous?
And Jesus answered saying to them, "Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.” [Mar 11:22-24 NASB]
As you read that, are you making excuses for God? He did not really mean that, right? Do you feel like you have to protect God from people hearing these exaggerated statements? Or are you presently asking Him to do things in you, your family, your city that are virtually impossible unless He intervenes?
2. Are you regularly worried or afraid?
If God can create the universe, (and I only mentioned a very small part of it) surely He can take care of your finances, your job, your future, and your children.
Mark 9:23 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
No, the problem is not God. It is us. We have allowed our minds to shrink God into kind of a nice granddad who is kind and gentle, but unable to get the important things of our lives accomplished.
I am sure the angels must scratch their heads and wonder what in the world is wrong with us. We need to live as though what the Bible says about God is true, so that great things can happen.