Have you ever relinquished a big problem to God and felt an instant assurance that He would take care of it? You had faith to believe in His Word, and you trusted it?
But without warning, you began to question. You started looking at the impossibility of the situation, and you tried to reason it out according to human understanding.
You still claimed to believe, but secretly doubted God could handle it.
I’ve been there too. That’s a tough place for us to be, because a big part of our faith is believing God is in control of all things. When we harbor hidden doubts that He is able to work in our circumstances, we take control away from God and claim it for ourselves. And I know from personal experience, that’s shaky territory.
James 1:6 tells us this, “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
I know how that feels, being blown and tossed by the wind. I long to be steadfast in my belief, but my human mind tries to reason things out. I entertain thoughts like, “I don’t know how this could work. This is unbelievable. There’s no way.” I think about all the possible alternatives, and before you know it I’m right back to unsteady waters.
Learning to grasp belief is not easy. It takes practice to stand firm against doubt, and thankfully we have God’s Word to lead the way. In my journey to truly understand what it means to believe, I found a verse I absolutely love. This one verse completely changed my perspective on belief.
God is faithful. Not only sometimes, not just when it’s convenient, but always. Memorizing this verse helped me strengthen my resolve to trust with unwavering faith. I pray it will do the same for you.
There are times in life when we need to believe God for big things. It’s in those times we need the assurance of this verse to remind us of an important truth.
Our job is to hold onto God’s promises and trust His faithfulness. When we do, we can move from constant doubt to uncompromising belief. (Tweet this.)
So the next time you begin to question, or find yourself in a situation that seems impossible, know without a doubt that He is faithful. You can hold onto that promise, unswervingly.