God is not pleased when we don’t have it. He’s not mad. He’s just not pleased. The
reason being is that we cannot receive His provision or His protection when we have no faith.
This is what displeases Him. He yearns to provide for and to protect
When we have no faith or confidence that He will, we tie His
hands. This breaks His heart as a Father. He’s a faith God and
we must release our faith in order to receive from Him.
I was once unjustly put in position to where I was not able to
help a child of mine. It was one of the most difficult periods of my
life. I was displeased. I came to understand experientially
what God meant when He said that our limiting Him displeases, or grieves,
The original Greek word for “Faith” in the above verse actually
means, “Confidence.” When we have confidence that God loves us and
will help us, something happens in the heart of God that releases His power
towards us. (Romans 8:31,32; 1John ; ,15)
In the New Testament, Jesus was limited
in what He could do for people when they had no confidence in Him. (Mark
6:1-6) However, wherever people demonstrated confidence in both His
ability and willingness to use His ability on their behalf, miracles
One man came to Jesus seeking healing for his sick
servant. Jesus offered to walk to the man’s home and heal him.
The man told Jesus that he believed Jesus could heal his servant from a
distance through simple prayer. The Bible says Jesus “MARVELLED” when
He heard this man’s confidence! The servant was healed
immediately. (Matthew 8:5-10) You can release confidence like this, too!
A woman suffering from a non-stop menstrual flow for twelve
years tapped into Jesus’ healing power by simple confidence and expectation.
She, too, was healed. Jesus told her that it was her faith that got
the job done. (Matthew 9:20-22) Your faith can do this, too!
The young daughter of a Synagogue Ruler died while he was
waiting for Jesus to pray for her. Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid. Keep believing.” He went
into the man’s home and raised the girl from the dead. All because
the man did as Jesus said and refused to withdraw his confidence. (Mark
5:35-42) You can believe like this!
A blind man sat by the side of the road as Jesus passed
by. He cried out to Jesus for mercy.
Jesus asked what He could do for the man. The man asked to receive
his sight. Jesus healed him on the spot, explaining that it was the
man’s confidence in His ability and in His willingness to use that ability
to bless him that caused the Power to flow!
The Bible reveals that God does not help one person only to
refuse to help another indiscriminately. (Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11)
God desires to help all people but He is limited when people show no
confidence in Him.