Unbelief is the greatest enemy of believers. It is the opposite of faith. We see so many examples in the Bible of people who didn’t experience miracles because of unbelief.
GOD says it is impossible to please GOD without faith,
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Heb:11:6
Unbelief blinds the eyes of a believer to the reality of who GOD is and what HE can do.
It is one of the main tools of the enemy which he uses against the believer. Whenever we are confronted by evil in our lives, when we encounter problems or impossible situations, 1st thing that comes to us is unbelief. Today lets practise faith instead of unbelief. Faith on our Heavenly Father should be blind, just like a little child trusts her parents.
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Heb:11:1
In the below passage we read about the incident where the people from JESUS’s hometown witness very few miracles because of their unbelief.
Jesus left that part of the country and returned with his disciples to Nazareth, his hometown. 2The next Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. They asked, “Where did he get all this wisdom and the power to perform such miracles?” 3Then they scoffed, “He’s just a carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon. And his sisters live right here among us.” They were deeply offended and refused to believe in him.
4Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family.” 5And because of their unbelief, he couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6And he was amazed at their unbelief. Mark:6:1-6
JESUS was amazed at their unbelief.
Unbelief stops the blessing from flowing into our lives. JESUS couldn’t do any miracle because of their unbelief, how sad it is to read.
Here are few examples from the Bible,
1.Joshua and Caleb. GOD blessed them immensely with supernatural strength and blessing. Num:13:30
People of Israel doubted GOD’s ability of leading them to the promised Land. Among the Twelve people sent to spy on the Land only 2 had the faith that GOD expects from us.
2. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego- GOD honoured their faith Dan:3:16-18
3. Abraham- Father of faith- He blindly trusted GOD and stepped out of his comfort zone not knowing where he was going. He trusted GOD and HIS ability to lead him to the right place. He trusted GOD when he was asked to sacrifice Isaac his only son that GOD was able to bring him back to life.Gen:12,22
4.Daniel trusted GOD to reveal the dream, thereby saving his life and others from the king’s wrath and to protect him from lions.Dan:1,6
5. Joseph trusted GOD to fulfil the dreams GOD gave him and endured all suffering with patience.Ps:105:19
Unbelief and doubt go hand in hand and so is faith and trust. Choose the latter because that is what opens the floodgates of Heaven.
When in doubt and times of uncertainty read Hebrews chapter 11
Trust GOD like a little child. Whenever we travel by public transport be it a taxi, bus, train or plane we never ask for the experience of the driver/ pilot, we trust them blindly. How much more should we trust our Creator, the One who created us and formed us in our mother’s womb. The One who gave HIS own life for us and loves us so dearly.
Trust in HIM that He has a special place for you in HIS heart, a mansion in Heaven and eternal life to live with HIM forever.
Choose faith and trust in GOD rather than walking in unbelief and doubt.
Have a faith filled day!!!