When Faith Fails Us (Matthew 11:1-19)

John the Baptist was a prophet.  He proclaimed the coming of Christ.  He preached boldly and with great conviction.  He baptized Jesus and witnessed the miracle of God’s blessing on Jesus.

In Matthew 11, John the Baptist is in prison for preaching the truth.  His spirt is broken and he is no longer positive Jesus is the Christ.  John sent messengers to Jesus to ask if he was the Christ.

Jesus answered the messengers by pointing to the evidence.  Jesus didn’t condemn John for his lack of faith.  Instead, Jesus told the crowd John the Baptist was a great prophet.

We may find our faith failing us.  We may find worry and anxiety taking over our life.  We may wonder if God cares about us.  We may even feel guilty for our lack of faith.  However, the way Jesus answered John the Baptist shows us that God will not condemn us.  God stands by his people even when our faith fails.

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