Don’t you wonder if Jesus ever gets tired of our doubts and failures? It doesn’t matter how long you’ve believed, or how strong your belief is, there will be times that you just can’t believe. There will be times that you just can’t do it right.
That’s why I love the apostles. They were right there with Jesus, seeing what He did, hearing His explanations when there were none for the general public, and listening to His teachings every day. They were even there when He rose from the dead. They got a personal visit to show that this whole thing was real. How do they react? Let’s see:
When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:17-19)
And, what does Jesus do? Blows right through it. Just as He did when He told Peter about his triple denial. He went right through it and told him the next step.
He knows that we will doubt. He knows that we will fail. Some of this faith stuff is really hard and confusing, or downright hard to even imagine, much less believe. But it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t always take a lot of faith to do major things. We have a job to do, and we’ll be just fine.