-Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.
If you believe, you will receive whatever you all for in prayer.”-
These words have great resonance when I’m in trouble.
So many times, I have felt Mercy in my life…I have escaped the consequences of bad decisions, I have evaded debt (probably the thing I am most grateful for) I have found myself ok with life.
These words resonate deeply with people in need.
I can’t help thinking though, of the promises being made on behalf of them.
So many people put their trust and faith into these words.
Prosperity preaching is so seductive – and the faith is so genuine. Healing. Freedom from poverty. Mending of relationships. Everything is possible.
I feel bad. How can I begrudge these people?
Still. The pastors are very rich. What happens to the hope that’s placed in these words?
I have felt abandoned by God in my own life but I’ve never felt let down…if that makes sense.
Everytime I have asked, God has been there. Everytime.