Why is it so hard to have Faith?

Luke 8:22-25:  We are talking about understanding the word.  Take this for example, we know that at least 4 of Jesus’ disciples are experienced fishermen.  This passage mentions a squall: a sudden burst of winds around 40 mph,  which does not last.  It does not say a terrible storm, a hurricane.  The point is at least 4 men in the boat most likely would have dealt with this type of weather on a boat. Yet the passage states they were in fear for their lives.  What could have happened to make 4 experienced fishermen fear for their lives in a squall? This story is about faith.  When we realize that those close to Jesus struggled with faith; then we are able to accept our own lapses.  Constant faith is hard.  It takes an effort.  Even then, if I feel afraid, I don’t beat myself up because I lost faith.  I just pray and get back on the horse. 

22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.

24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25 “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.

In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”


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