Each time I read this verse, it bothers me: “Jesus did not do many miracles there because the people did not believe in him” (Matthew 13:58, ERV). Jesus did not demonstrate all of His power, and it wasn’t because He didn’t want to. The people in His hometown didn’t have enough faith. They just couldn’t get Him out of the carpentry box they placed Him in to see the endless possibilities at their disposal.
Too often, we resemble the people Jesus encountered in His hometown. We place Him in boxes and restrict Him to moving in certain areas of our lives, but not others. Though we believe He can free us from sin, we struggle to believe He can give us an amazing life on Earth.
I’m writing this post to awaken something that may lie dormant in you. Jesus said it best, “All things are possible for the one who believes” (Mark 9:23, ERV). While all things may not happen for us, we should not disqualify all possibilities by doubting what Jesus can do. He can provide finances, soothe relationship drama, heal health concerns, and erase spiritual warfare. He just needs your faith to do it. So, I encourage you to believe again. Dream again. Hope again. Trust again, because He can, if you let Him!