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As we read in Matthew 17 today, we see Jesus getting a little frustrated at the disciples for their inability to cast out the demon in a young boy. Matthew 17:17-18, 17 “O unbelieving world and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” 18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment. While Jesus was frustrated at the disciples, he was also frustrated with the lack of faith in the “world and perverse generation” as a whole. The disciples were simply a reflection of the lack of faith in the generation they lived in. Jesus came to restore faith and hope to the people if they simply have faith in Him. A few verses later the disciples ask why they weren’t able to rebuke the demon. Jesus explains in Matthew 17:20, He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Faith is a simple act which is actually difficult to have. But when we release ourselves to have faith in God our Father, His power has the ability to amaze us beyond anything we could have imagined.

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