The basis for our faith is in the faithfulness of the character and nature of God. He is the object of our faith. The Word of God says that “For with God, nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). Our rest is in the fact that “…with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26b). Our reliance upon His immutability and faithfulness challenges our hearts to please Him with a trust that causes Him to act on our behalf (2). By possessing the faith of Christ, we find that we can do “All things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13). From our own natural viewpoint and system of perception, our circumstances and situations may seem insurmountable or unsolvable. We must consider the principle that “we walk by faith and not by sight” (II Corinthians 5:7).
While in the ship with His disciples, after Jesus rebuked the stormy wind and seas, He reprimanded them for their lack of faith. “And he said unto them, ‘Why are ye so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?'” (Mark 4:40). The disciples were afraid during this trial because their eyes were fixed on the severity of the storm rather than upon the Savior of the world! In the midst of a tempest Christ slept, until the disciples woke Him. They reacted in panic but the Lord’s faith never failed them, just as it will never fail you.