When challenges tries to suppress you especially during the stormy rain or when everything around you is not going as planned, there is the tendency for you doubt if God really exists, questions your faith and believe in God. Have you found yourself at a crossroad not knowing what to do, where to go and you are stuck in the same position because of your unbelief.
Usually Faith is not the issue but the ability to believe that God is able to do it. The measure of faith does not matter as the word states that if you have faith as a mustard seed you can move mountain (Matthew 17:20). It does not matter how small your faith is but a firm conviction in your heart that He is capable of doing what He has promised. The disciples could not cast the demon out of the boy because of their unbelief (Matthew 17:14-20)
UNDERSTANDING WHAT FAITH AND BELIEVE MEANS
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not yet seen (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is visualizing your expectations in the spirit realm and calling it forth into physical manifestation.
Belief is the firm, confident assurance and trust in someone or a system. It can also be defined as the mental acceptance of a conviction in the truth, actuality or validity of something. Believe is the verbal term for belief and can be classified as an action word.
When doubts in God’s ability to do what He has already promised creeps in, then it means your believe in God is unstable. A sudden question of trust, complete dependence on God for support and confidence in Him creates a lingering effect on the ability to believe in God.
It is time to ask Him through the power of the Holy Spirit to help your unbelief. Your heart’s cry to God should be “Lord help my unbelief ” just as the Father of the boy possessed by the demon asked the Lord in desperation to help his unbelief so that the boy will receive his complete healing (Mark 9:23-24).
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” Romans 10:10-11 NKJV
Believing in the Lord can be developed through studying the word, spending time in His presence and in communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit . Most of all praying and fasting (Matthew 17:21). Believe is the conviction of the heart to decree/declare and confess with your mouth that no matter what, in the midst of it all I believe that God is able to do just what He said He would do. Therefore nothing whatsoever should separate you from the love of God, not life or death, not principalities or powers, not in good health or sickness, absolutely nothing shall separate from the love of God (Romans 8:37-39)
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