John 20:29 NIV, “Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve felt God impressing upon my heart to “just believe.” Sometimes fear can keep us from believing. We fear that things will not work out the way we want them to. We may even have fears that God will not answer our prayers. I once had a friend tell me that she decided she wasn’t going to believe good things would happen, that way she wouldn’t have to be disappointed if things didn’t work out. Needless to say, she spent many days feeling frustrated and hopeless.
We were created to look beyond ourselves to Someone greater. Being able to believe in Jesus and His promises, keeps us full of hope and joy. Jesus said that we are blessed when we believe. As Christians, we have put our faith in Jesus, so we are professing that we believe He is who He says He is. Therefore we must also believe that He will do what He said He will do.
I feel a sense of peace when I decide to “just believe” and trust God to work out all the details. However when I try to put all the pieces together and figure out the unknowns, I feel fear and anxiety. Resting in the Masters goodness and believing He will supply our every need brings contentment. No matter how out of control things may seem, choose to “just believe”. When you do, the Lord promises that you will be blessed.
1 Timothy 4:10 ESV, “For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.”