And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief.
(Mark 6:5 ESV)
This is a the conundrum which faces a Bible believer. How can a Sovereign God be thwarted in his attempts at doing his mighty work. He did law hands on some sick people and healed them. So what was his mighty work that he was unable to do? Have people believe in him.
Some will maintain that these people were not elect or re probate is the cause. In other words the Holy Spirit was not interested so did not do the entire Holy Spirit job. This cannot be true for later people from his hometown did come to faith.
The only will we have under our own steam is to choose death. It never can be because of God not wanting someone. Scripture clearly teaches he desires all to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4.
Fruit of the Spirit is .........Faith. Galatians 5:22
Our gracious Lord, the Holy Spirit, is the one to give this perfect faith to trust in Christ. Our inner brat rails against it so through hearing the word preached, reading it daily and prayer we slay that brat and be able to wage this battle.
This is not faith to necessarily have things go better for us. It is faith which secures and preserves us in truth, life and salvation.
In the name of Jesus. Amen. †