When I was growing up, I heard sermons using these scriptures below to explain why we couldn’t heal people today. “Well, the disciples prayed for that boy and he wasn’t healed.”
“Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not drive it out?” And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. [ But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” ]”
Matthew 17:19-21 NASB
But that is like saying just because one of my students missed a question (or several questions) on a test they shouldn’t take math.
In this Christian journey, we are commissioned to pray for the sick. To expect they will be healed. To use our faith muscles to move the mountains of cancer, diabetes, migraines, mental illness, and social injustice into the sea.
When we run into a mountain that does not budge, we then have permission to ask The Holy Spirit to help us discern how to pray the next time we run across this. No guilt. No condemnation. Just a teachable moment with the Father.
Go out and move mountains today. If a mountain is hesitant, ask for greater wisdom. You have been promised that the mountain will move.