Help Me Overcome My Unbelief!
As a Christian, I believe God loves me and wants the best for me. Certainly, in His Word (Psalm 103:3 NIV) the Psalmist wrote; Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits – who forgives all your (my) sins and heals all your (my) diseases, who redeems your (my) life from the pit…. I know this, really I do! Still, there are times when I don’t see God actually doing what I expect Him to do; to save me from my trouble; to provide me with what I want; and to provide the healing release I expect.
Before I became a Christian I really had a problem with faith, much less being able to cling to any promises God made to me; regardless of whether I was a Christian or not! Therefore, I understand how we can have moments of unbelief, or we can just flat out not trust what God has promised us. This is Satan at work, big time! “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men” Jesus said, in (Matthew 16:23 NIV).
I have several friends who I know are very ill now. These are friends I have known for quite a while; people whom I have known to be good, faithful, committed Christians; friends whom I have loved, and admired as fellow believers in Christ. But, I see them suffering today not only from their illnesses, but also their measure of unbelief in the benefits of our God; He, who loves us beyond all measure!
I have no explanation of when, where, or even if God will allow us to know of our healing. I too have problems at times with my own unbelief. Still, my faith is strong. I am reminded of the Scripture (Isaiah 55:8) where God declares; “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways.”
God is God, and He owes us no explanation of what He does, or doesn’t do. This may sound trite; please forgive me. I will make no excuses here. I just want to be a servant to Jesus, and do what I believe His Holy Spirit is prompting me to do right now. And, that is; encourage everyone who reads this message, that He (God) knows our pain, our fear. He understands our being tempted to disbelieve. He too was tempted by Satan in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-4.) Don’t give in to Satan’s schemes! Don’t allow unbelief to rob you of God’s blessings for you.
(Mark 9:24) tells the story of a man from a crowd, who brought his son; who could not speak and who suffered from seizures, to Jesus to be healed. The man had exclaimed to Jesus; “I do believe; help me with my unbelief!” Shall we not also say to this awesome, merciful God; “O Lord, I do believe in your miraculous healing; please help me with my own unbelief!”
Dear friend; reader of this; my blog message, be strong in your faith. Don’t give up on our Lord; Jehovah Rapha (our healer.) Your healing is part of God’s plan. I believe He (is) healing you even now. Now, be blessed, in His Holy name.