Faith Or “It”

Vance Havnerby Vance Havner

According to your faith be it unto you. Matthew 9:29.

“According to your faith be it…” Be what? How much does “it” include? Here is one of the smallest and one of the biggest words—small in the dictionary but large in our text! For “it” includes all our need which God will supply according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. And the measure of that supply is “according to your faith.” You may have all you need and all that faith will take. Whether that need be trivial or tremendous makes no difference to God—everything is His, anyway. You need not mind bringing to Him the simplest matter. The sparrow’s fall does not escape His notice. Nor will you strain the heavenly resources with a stupendous request. The ocean will hold up a boat or a battleship, and God’s grace will stand any weight you put on it.

So, whatever “it” may be that you are facing, no matter how hard or hopeless “it” may seem, do not let “it” dominate your faith, make “it” submit to your faith. “According to your faith be it” is God’s yardstick, not “According to it be your faith.”

Are you living by the tyranny of “it” or by the Triumph of Faith?

by Vance Havner

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