People of God,
While we profess a hope in Christ and believe that He is God, we oftentimes fail to believe Him, completely. God defies humanistic realities; He is supernatural and He dwells amongst our spirits. Thus, He is The Holy Spirit, just as He is God-The Father, and Jesus The Christ.
Sometimes present circumstances cause a lack of faith and test the faith that you do have, in God. Past victories should serve as a catalyst into present belief that God is able to do anything. We often say this but do we really believe that He can turn situations around and work them out for our good? I would be remiss as to lie and say that my faith doesn’t waver.
Should FAITH waver? No. Does faith waiver? Yes. We are humans who are trying to live in God’s Spirit.
Every day is not the happiest day of our lives. If we admit our sins to God, He will forgive us. Is a lack of faith, sin? Yes. It is wrong to not fully place our trust in God.
If we say He is Our Savior, this means He is our all. If we say He is all-powerful, then we know and should trust that He is in control and that He knows what we are facing.
Father, forgive me for the times that I don’t trust You, first. Forgive me for not referencing my past victories, my past successes, the ways that You’ve made before, the times that You’ve brought me out of fiery situations, before. Help me to trust you, the more. Help me to use Your strength as my fuel. Help me to see Your light in dark places. Lord, help my unbelief.
Challenge yourself to think of the goodness of Jesus – looking on, remembering every past battle where God defeated the enemy for you.
Finally, gain more faith by reading (studying), praying, praising, worshiping, and fasting (gaining an intimate relationship in Christ). Gain more faith by listening to the testimonies of other Christians.
Ask God to control your heart and your mind; the two must agree that God is with you, that God still has all-power, that God still holds you up, and that He has the ability to pull you through, into peaceful places, in Him. When we are able to confess to God that we sometimes struggle in believing everything He says and we have a hard time seeing Him when our worlds seem to be falling apart, then and only then, will we experience God, in the fullness of faith.
Note: The man, in Mark 9, admitted to God that He lacked some faith. It was then that God was able to move on his behalf, all because he was honest, realizing that only God has all-power and shows His faithfulness (by healing, delivering), anyways.
What you do is a direct determinant of the amount of faith you place in God.
NKJV | New King James Version
Jesus said to him, “If[a] you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
25 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!”
26 Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.”
27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
GW | God’s Word Translation
Jesus said to him, “As far as possibilities go, everything is possible for the person who believes.”
24 The child’s father cried out at once, “I believe! Help my lack of faith.”
25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he gave an order to the evil spirit. He said, “You spirit that won’t let him talk, I command you to come out of him and never enter him again.”
26 The evil spirit screamed, shook the child violently, and came out. The boy looked as if he were dead, and everyone said, “He’s dead!”
27 Jesus took his hand and helped him to stand up.