I was listening to someone talk the other day and I heard something in their voice I had not heard before…doubt.
I am always concerned when I hear someone who has been standing firm in faith and doubt enters in. I know it happens, frankly, it is difficult to stand firm when it seems like everything is working against you or when it feels like you have been disappointed over and over and over again. I understand.
But understanding doesn’t help you – the only thing that will help you is the truth from the word of God.
As I was thinking about this person, I was reminded of a scripture found in 2 Kings. This scripture shows us the danger of getting into doubt and beginning to speak doubt out of our mouth.
The scripture in 2 Kings 7 says; Then Elisha said, “Hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord: ‘Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.’ ” So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, “Look, if the Lord would make windows in heaven, could this thing be?
What was this man saying? He was saying ‘I hear what you say Prophet of God, but this can never happen, there is no way I will ever believe what you have said would happen can actually happen.’ What was Elisha’s response?
And he (Elisha) said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes, but you shall not eat of it.”
The Bible says our words have power and produce things. That is why it is so important for us to speak positive words and words of what we want to see NOT what we see. God saw darkness but he spoke light. We are to do the same thing. We don’t speak what we see but what we know to be true according to the word of God.
Romans 10 tells us that what we believe with our heart, we speak with our confession and THEN salvation comes, salvation includes deliverance, prosperity and many other things. It is the things we believe in our heart and speak with our mouth that brings deliverance and a manifestation. We therefore cannot or should not speak doubt. We should instead, fight doubt, at all costs.
So, what do we do? Even if we have to say ‘Lord, I believe, please help my unbelief’ then that is what we do. We have to be honest with God, it is not a lack of faith. We simply say ‘God, I don’t see how this can be, nevertheless at thy word, let it be so unto me, I choose to believe what you have said.’ This type of heart is something God can work with.
Friends, don’t doubt what God has told you, shown you, spoken to you, continue to trust in his faithfulness and his unfailing word. He will not fail or disappoint. If we don’t quit, we will press on through and receive the promise.
God has many promises for his people. I don’t know about you but I want to be one that eats of all of them. I do not want to be one that sees it with my eyes but does not eat of it because I didn’t believe or because I stopped believing. Therefore, I believe. Regardless of what I see, I believe. Regardless of what I feel, I believe. Regardless of how loud the situation speaks to me, I believe God. I believe God and I believe His word. That completely settles it for me.