Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” Now 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. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.
I Don’t Believe It
Posted on September 25, 2019 by America's Keswick in Victory Call
Here’s an example of what I’ve experienced at times and maybe you have too:
Does anyone have a fleece handy?
I could just imagine Jesus shaking His head back and forth as He marvels at my unbelief. I guess you could say He just can’t believe it.
“Dina…Dina…after all I’ve shown you, still you do not believe.”
“Oh Lord, I don’t want You to shake your head at my unbelief in any situation, after all the mighty works You’ve not only done in my life, but in the lives of those around me.”
Those are the times that focusing on the past can give us the good shaking we need. Come on sister, look back, and remember the time God did ____________ and you thought, “Wow, Lord, You really did do just what You said You would. Why didn’t I just trust You and believe?”
That’s Him, same God. Faithful then, faithful now and faithful tomorrow.
So is your faith shaken or do you need a good shaking?
Written by Dina Seaton: Dina Seaton has served on staff for 17 years, currently in Food Service. She is a proud Air Force mom and loves spending time with her son wherever he is, near or far. He is truly her greatest joy. Dina came to Christ in 2000. She loves God and wants to love Him more!
Think About This: Only in a world where faith is difficult can faith exist. – Peter Kreeft
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. – Psalm 139:23-24
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article5 are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.