20In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. 21Then Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” 22Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe that what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you. 24So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.” (Mark 11:20-25, NRSV)
If you say to this mountain be taken up and thrown in the sea and you believe it it will happen. Is this a statement of our lack of faith?
Because then Jesus goes on to say whatever you ask in prayer believe that you have received it and it will be yours. Again is this a statement of our lack of faith?
I have asked for things in prayer and never got them. I never asked a mountain to move but I know it wouldn’t. Does that mean I don’t believe? I believe Jesus died for me and for all of us.
So where does that leave us?
It leaves us with the last sentence, forgive if you have anything against another so God can forgive you. God forgave you when you are didn’t deserve it, we have to forgive for our sanity and for God.
We need to spread love. And don’t worry about not believing. Have faith and trust that God always loves you.