I understand Job. After all he had lost I think he thought, “I’ve come too far to doubt now” and his faith became absolute. “Blessed be the name of the Lord” he exclaimed and wholeheartedly put his faith and trust in God, amid all the things against him.
There are times where most of my faith is confident but a part of my faith doubts and says, “Are you sure?” “Really?” “Truly?” Job’s example tells me that having absolute faith, “Nothing doubting” and “Nothing wavering” is the kind of faith that produces miracles. I’m reminded of a story where the Lord taught about faith in two ways:
First: A man wanted a miracle for his sick son who would sometimes fall into the fire or into the water. The disciples were unable to help him and so he turned to the Lord for a miracle. He wasn’t sure the Lord could help him either (part of his heart doubted) but the Lord told him that all things were possible to him who believed. The man asked the Lord to have compassion and help them (“have pity on us”) so the Lord miraculously healed his son.
Second: Privately, the disciples asked the Lord why they couldn’t cure the boy. “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
The second kind of Faith is Job’s faith — “I’ve come too far to doubt now”; I’m all in, my faith is absolute and there’s no doubt. (I’m sure their experience with the boy greatly taught the Lord’s disciples to have complete belief and doubt nothing.)
I want miracles but where is my faith? Is it the first kind of faith — please do it because you pity me, or is it the second kind of faith — please do it because I have complete faith and trust in you and do not doubt. The Lord wants me to be strong. He is a God of miracles based on my belief.