What does great faith look like?
There was a woman, a gentile, whose daughter was demon possessed. She needed her daughter healed. She went to Jesus. In the process of getting her blessing she had to:
1. She had to overcome the disciples annoyance with her.
2. She had to refuse to take no for answer.
3. She had to refuse being offended.
4. She worshipped.
5. Although she did not have a covenant or a promise, she relied on the goodness of Jesus.
6. She believed Jesus could and would heal her daughter.
But she walked away with A healed daughter and Jesus declaring, “Wiman, you have great faith.”
Becoming a person of great faith happens in adversity. It happens in pain. It happens in lack. It requires us to contend for the blessing, for the healing, for the situation to change. It requires perseverance. It is believing the impossible is possible because God is good. There are no shortcuts to becoming a person of great faith. It requires believing God can and will despite what we see, what we hear, or past experiences. It requires refusing to be offended.
Take the areas of adversity, pain, and lack in your life and allow them to turn you into a person of great faith. Believe. Ask. Worship. Persevere. Do not relent until your breakthrough comes. You are a man/woman of great faith.
“Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.”
Matthew 15:28 NIV