I was blessed this morning by a good word from Life as a Vapor: Thirty-One Meditations for Your Faith. The object of our faith is primary, not the size. Piper notes:
“In Luke 17:5, the apostles pleaded with the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ And the Lord said, ‘If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you’ (v. 6). In other words, the issue in your Christian life and ministry is not the strength or quantity of your faith, because that is not what uproots trees. God does. Therefore, the smallest faith that truly connects you with Christ will engage enough of His power for all you need. Moving trees is a small thing for Christ. The issue is not perfection for Christ, but connection to Christ. So take heart, the smallest seed of faith connects with all of Christ’s mercy.”
I think it was in this spirit that a man once cried to Jesus, “I believe; help my unbelief!” We can do the same.