Faith is too often a fool’s exercise

Ask the guardians of the courts of justice about grace and they will tell you that grace reversed was not grace in the first place.  Ask the practitioners of faith – I do not mean holding a set of beliefs – about its rewards and they will tell you that faith allows your eyes to see things that do not exist. While the tears of grief are running down your cheeks your faith contradicts the evidence and offers you neither a handkerchief nor a hug.

And Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.

Mark 10:52

Faith is not merely expressing a strong desire when the divine energy is absent or pointed in a different direction.

The kind of faith that always makes you wait is likely not a faith God bestows. If faith is believing the impossible – from the human perspective – is going to happen then it is most certainly not imagination.

We cannot deny that people can and do restore vitality to many malfunctioning facets of human life, but those who have seen a person grow limbs and who have seen funerals interrupted by returning life can relate to faith that works with divine love supervising. Having “authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy” and a shield against injury (Luke 10:19) it is a curious phenomenon that presents itself when we see faith healers decreeing and declaring deliverances and the end of all injuries and loss|, for which there is usually little or no evidence, unlike the case of the man in Mark 10:52 (cited above). For the record, there is not a single case of an individual falling down for a healing at Yeshua’s hands.

A faith operating where human willpower and capacity are authorized can only be called comedic. God does not do what he expects of us.