Application Questions: Do you ask God for mercy? What need, relationship, dilemma requires God’s intervention in your behalf? Pause and pray earnestly to God out of your helplessness. What is small faith (Mt 17:20)? Why does Jesus disparage small faith then commend faith the size of a small mustard seed? What staggering promise does Jesus make to his disciples? What does it mean for a Christian who prays, acts, and believes in God’s power to do the impossible? Considering the disciples were “greatly distressed” over Jesus’ prediction of death, how does Christian faith relate to fear, distress, grief, anxiety, and danger?