I Don’t Believe It

Posted on September 25, 2019 by America's Keswick in Victory Call

“I don’t believe it.” That’s usually the problem. God gives us the assurance of something and then we waiver between faith and unbelief. When I read the following portion of scripture, something really upset me. It was verse 6… “And He marveled because of their (my) unbelief.”

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.

– Mark 6: 1-6 (NKJV)

Here’s an example of what I’ve experienced at times and maybe you have too:

“Ok, Lord, so I know I heard you say this, and you’ve confirmed it to me today through this, but I still have doubts, could you send me a second confirmation? Great, got it. But still- what if I do that and it’s not really you, maybe you haven’t spoken this to me and it’s just self-talk? I’m going to need another confirmation. Great, I got it. But Lord what if?” Sounds like I want to live risk-free. Or is it faith-free?

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

The Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 14-15, John 11:1-29 | You can download our 2019 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here

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.

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