Everybody has faith. But not everybody has faith in Jesus Christ. Some people have faith in the government, and some have faith in other people. Most people seem to have more faith in themselves and the world to solve their problems. While other people call faith nothing but a crutch for those who are ignorant or unlearned. It’s been my observation that no matter what a person says, they have faith in something. Even if their inner strength is so hard that no one can really see how needy or lost they really are. (Mark 9:23-24) Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” (24) “Lord I believe, help my unbelief!” Many people live their lives based on what they see in the world. It’s living your life based on how things appear. It’s deciding and acting in regards with the perception you see, or others see, and the circumstances, rather than on God’s word. It’s being directed by feelings and thoughts of the world that do not always follow the words of God. Examine your thoughts and feelings and do not let them hijack you. As a Christian let the spirit of the Lord control your thoughts. Let the spirit of the Lord control your temperament and stay in control of your situation. Don’t get sandwiched between your faith and doubts. So, what can you do? Never be afraid to acknowledge your doubts or faults. Never allow your doubts to overrule your faith in God’s word. Hand your doubts over to the Lord and say, “Lord I believe, help my unbelief.” Life will always be complicated and too short to be fighting the battles all by yourself. If you will just cry out to Him, He has promised to “never leave you nor forsake you, do not fear nor be dismayed.” (Deut.31:8) This is a great day! Be encouraged in His love for you. The Lord is the same today as He has always been.
Tim Johnson is associate pastor at Valley Christian Fellowship