Do you ever struggle with doubt or unbelief? I think we all do from time to time. However, the more time we spend in the Word with Jesus, the more we begin to gain a clear picture of who He is and what He is capable of. Whenever I begin to doubt my Jesus, it is usually because I forget who He is and start thinking of Him in human terms, confined by the same restraints as me. He isn’t.
Peter had an opportunity to try something no man had ever done before. God invited him to walk on water. How cool is that? By faith he stepped out of the boat and placed his feet on top of the water; however, he allowed doubt to creep in and he began to sink [Matthew 14:24-31]. What has God invited you to do today? Is doubt or unbelief preventing you from it?
Jesus taught us if we have faith and do not doubt, we will be able to do amazing things, things that make no sense to the natural eye, but make perfect sense to God [Matthew 21:21]. James tells us in 1:5-8 we should ask God for what we want in faith without wavering. Romans 4:20 tells us when we believe the promises of God, our faith is strengthened and God is glorified.
Plainly put, doubt and unbelief are currency we can’t afford to spend.
We must make Mark 11:24 our standard,
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Forget what your circumstances look like and fix your eyes on Jesus. He is not confined by your circumstances. Jesus can work through your circumstances or in spite of them. He does not have to follow the laws of nature. He created them and He can bend them or break them.
Jesus commanded us to ask and believe. You must choose your currency wisely. Belief or unbelief? Today, as you face the day, I have to ask…
What’s in your wallet?