We’ve talked about doubt a few times before, and, simply, not all doubt is bad. Some doubts will surely take us away from God, but some will actually take us closer to the Lord.
The account of Jesus delivering a boy who was demon possessed in Mark 9 includes a Father who many think was faithless.
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
When challenged to be a man of faith, the Father here cried out “I believe; help my unbelief!“. Rather than being faith-less, the Father actually shows here that he was as faith-filled as he possibly could be but desired to be of even more faith.
Is that you?
Do you know that you are as faith-full as you can possibly be but yet still you desire more?
Do you desire more faith or do you feel that you have arrived, maxed-out, peaked?
This kind of doubt is not of God, it not a doubt of Jesus, not a doubt of the power of the Spirit, rather, it’s a doubt of ‘Do I have enough faith, I’m not sure, please Lord, give me more faith!‘.
Charles Spurgeon said this,
“While men have no faith, they are unconscious of their unbelief; but, as soon as they get a little faith, then they begin to be conscious of the greatness of their unbelief.”
Today then, make this your BIG prayer – ‘Lord I believe, help my unbelief!‘.