Acting Out Unbelief

Matthew 14:31 - Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. You of little faith, he said, why did you doubt?

Why do we doubt God? Is there a question about His character or His power? We often attempt to hide our doubt but it is evident in our prayer and our daily living, isn't it?

Human sin began with loss of faith in God. When Eve listened to Satan's sly innuendoes against the character of God she began to entertain a doubt of His integrity and right there the doors were opened to evil and darkness. The Bible talks about humans being alienated from God and becoming an enemy to God. Should this sound harsh or extreme you have only to imagine a person very close to you coming to you and stating in cold seriousness that he no longer has any confidence in you. I do not trust you. I have lost confidence in your character. I am forced to suspect every move you make. Such a declaration would instantly alienate you both by destroying the foundation upon which every relationship is built. Until that person's opinion of you had been reversed there could be no further communion. Only a restored faith could bring about a restored relationship. Now, it is well known that people do not go boldly to God and profess that they have no confidence in Him, and no one except the rare professional unbeliever is willing to witness publicly to his low view of God. The frightful thing, however, is that people everywhere act out their unbelief with a consistency which is more convincing than words.

[ Prayer Starter ]
Forgive me for doubting You, Lord. It is often covered over with faith-talk. But only You can be fully trusted for You are true to your Word. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

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