DEVOTION: “Why do you doubt? Faith reigns. God makes it possible. How many receive the Holy Spirit, and Satan gets doubt in? Don’t doubt; believe. There is power and strength in Him; who will dare to believe God? Believe until everything of not of God is withered, and the life of Jesus is implanted within.” (pg 110)
Doubt. Unbelief. Uncertainty.
These words plague our thoughts each day. Decisions that we make. Choices that are made for us lead to these words. Our own internal battles lead us down the roads of doubt. The highways of unbelief. Sometimes we stop to get gas so that we can continue on the roads because we actually….like it.
Sometimes we get paralyzed and are unable to move because of doubt. We definitely believe in unbelief. But do we dare to believe in God moving in our lives? In the lives of those around us?
Some days….no. Others…maybe. A scarce few here and there….yes.
There are examples in the Bible.
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes”. Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.” When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” – Mark 9:23-25
Even in the day of Jesus, unbelief existed and He was standing right there in front of them!
Call on the Spirit today. Call on the Spirit to help your unbelief. Call on the Spirit to destroy the unbelief and fill you with the strength, courage and discipline to believe in God’s promises today.
PRAYER: God, help my unbelief.