Today passage asks the question — does a person’s unbelief weaken God’s faithfulness? We read in His Word that if we ask and we believe, we receive (Matthew 21:22, Mark 11:24). But what if we do not always 100% believe? There are times in life when yes, we believe in God, and yes we trust God, but there is something that shakes and rattles us — something that causes us to question God and need reassurance. Remember in Mark 9 where the father says, “I believe; help my unbelief.”
I live by the general motto — It’s going to be okay. I know that God loves me. I know that God has a great plan. I know that times will be tough and things may not always be pleasant. As well, I know that all things are used for God’s good purpose (Romans 8:28). I know that all that He has ordained will come to be (Isaiah 46:10, Philippians 1:6). Yet at times I look around at what’s happening in my life and I think, will You move soon because things are crumbling? Can you show me Your faithfulness once again?
There’s a song that continues to pop onto my iPhone lately. I pick different playlists. I shuffle the songs. But just at the very moment I’m thinking about the things crumbling and wanting a sign, the song appears. The first verse is, “My heart is breaking in a way I never thought it could. My mind is racing with the question, ‘Are You still good?’” This is the ultimate question we seek answers for when we have unbelief. Are You good? Are You going to do what You said You would? Are You still active and moving? As the song continues, “Can You make something from this wreckage? Would You take this heart and make it whole again?” The song continues, declaring that she can hear God singing over her, “It’s going to be okay.” The singer, Tasha Layton, in her song “Into the Sea,” captures exactly what goes through our minds when we have struggles and doubts and wrestle with things. She declares, as do I, it’s going to be okay.
This gets us to the response of the question — “God will always be proven faithful and true to His Word.” His Word is ALWAYS true. He is ALWAYS faithful. So when we doubt, when we struggle, when we worry about His goodness and faithfulness, our doubts are met with His strength, with His truth, with the Rock. He is unswerving. He is unchanging. He is constant. His Word is alive and active, and does not return void (Isaiah 55:11). What He says, He will do. Yes there are times He waits for things to align, for us to get to a certain place for Him to act; however, He’s going to carry everything out. If He says it, He will do it.
When you are struggling with unbelief, when you are having doubts, ask God to remind you of His faithfulness. Remember, “I believe; help my unbelief.” Read His Word. Recall His faithfulness. Speak His Truth over your life. Spend time in praise and worship with thankfulness and expectation. It’s going to be okay.
“But what if some were unfaithful to their divine calling? Does their unbelief weaken God’s faithfulness? Absolutely not! God will always be proven faithful and true to His Word, while people are proven to be liars. This will fulfill what was written in the Scriptures: Your words will always be vindicated and you will rise victorious when you are being tried by your critics!” – Romans 3:3-4 [TPT]