Do I really believe that things will turn around for the better in my life?
Do I believe there are better days for me?
Do I really believe that God has my best interests at heart?
Do I believe God has an amazing plan for my life and He wants to see me accomplish it more than I want to?
Do I believe God is directing my life?
Do I believe God loves me?
Do I really believe in God?
Am I really trusting Him for everything in my life?
These are some of the questions I have been asking myself in my quiet time. Why? Because of what God has been showing me this past week.
Is unbelief something we should worry about? Does God take unbelief seriously?
Yes, most definitely!!!
Israel never entered their promise land because of unbelief!!!
They did not trust God, instead they had unbelief in their hearts and they let it grow. Unbelief altered their perception of God. You cannot trust God when you have unbelief in your heart, even if it’s a little.
We got to deal with unbelief at all costs. It must not be allowed to stay in our lives!
[Therefore beware] brethren, take care, lest there be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to cleave to, trust in, and rely on Him], leading you to turn away and desert or stand aloof from the living God. Hebrews 3:12
It is a sin to walk around with unbelief in your heart. You may think you have a legitimate reason for doing so but it’s sin. Unbelief blocks us from hearing God. It hardens our hearts towards Him.
I know I have been walking around with unbelief. It has not been in every area of my life but in some areas.
Are you walking around with unbelief?
Deal with it. Bring it to God.
The last verse I want to share says,
So we see that they were not able to enter [into His rest], because of their unwillingness to adhere to and trust in and rely on God [unbelief had shut them out]. Hebrews 3:19
This is a warning for us all. Unbelief has devastating effects to us all. If we are to walk in the “rest” God has for us we are going to need to uproot unbelief out of our lives.
God can be trusted, He really can. He is true to His word. He has our best interests at heart all the time.
No matter how big your situation is, know you can trust Him for anything. No matter how outrageous or impossible it seems, trust Him.
Then while it is [still] called Today, if you would hear His voice and when you hear it, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion [in the desert, when the people provoked and irritated and embittered God against them].
For who were they who heard and yet were rebellious and provoked [Him]? Was it not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses?
And with whom was He irritated and provoked and grieved for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose dismembered bodies were strewn and left in the desert?
We are all susceptible to this. Don’t think you cannot fall. The Israelite’s where being guided by Moses They all saw the same things, heard the same things yet they missed what God had for them. If the Israelite’s who saw much more than us and were led by one of the greatest leaders of all time still missed it how can we think we are safe?? How can we treat unbelief so lightly???
We really can’t. Let us ask God to show us where we are struggling in. Let us run to Him for help. Unbelief has to go…..