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Unashamed Unbelief

It’s a sad day.

I’ll be the first to admit, I am not very well-versed or up to date with world politics. But even I know that Russia just declared war on Ukraine.

There is a sorrow in the air, even more so than that which has permeated the past two years. I don’t know what will come of these events.

But I do know this:

God is not gone.

It’s easy to doubt God, especially with all of the chaos surrounding us. And that’s okay.

Cry out to God, yell, scream– He can take it. Just don’t turn away from Him.

That’s where our misconceptions come into play. We think that if we doubt God or are angry with Him, He hates us. In shame, we turn away.

Shame is straight from the mouth of the Enemy!

Yes, the Lord wants us to trust Him, but He knows that trust is a process. Like any relationship, intimacy matures over time.

God knows you inside and out, knows those long-buried hurts and fears. He knows how the Enemy has deceived you and He is committed to healing those deceptions. Like with any cut or wound, healing doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time; thankfully our God is abounding in patience.

When we face trials, doubts, anger, fears, when, try as we might, we just can’t understand, we can’t turn away from the One who has all the answers.

He may not tell us, but rest assured that He knows and He has a good plan– even out of the bad.

I love Genesis 50:20. After being sold into slavery by his envious brothers, Joseph was raised to power in Egypt, by God’s mighty hand. As Joseph is reuniting with his brothers and offering forgiveness, he says this:

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”

I love this because this is exactly what we can declare over the devil’s schemes.

Satan may be on the prowl, but he is already defeated by our great Jesus Christ!

God always makes good out of the bad, and He will do the same with this war and covid and all the other craziness we are facing.

So we can be confused, we can doubt, but we cannot reject our God. Give Him your doubts and hurts and pray like this man did:

“I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24). He will, friends, He will.


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