Doubt and unbelief blocks our faith and trust. Peter was walking on water until he took his eyes off Jesus. Matthew 14:31, TPT reads, “Jesus immediately stretched out his hand and lifted him up and said, ‘What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt win?’” Listen to that… doubt can come against us and win. Doubt can be a demonic force, even a demon, that fights against our beliefs. Cast it out, send it to Jesus to deal with and invite Holy Spirit in. Demons block us. Remember from Scripture that Satan wants to kill, slaughter, and destroy us, and we can’t let him (John 10:10, TPT). We must seek healing and freedom throughout our walk of salvation.
With faith often the question becomes: Do we have to have faith, or more faith, to be healed or set free? The answer is no, we don’t. There are examples in Scripture of people being healed by the faith of others, or by Jesus just doing it Himself.
It’s worth the study to look at Scriptures about trust and faith.
There are several places in Scripture when Jesus talks about “unbelieving” hearts, people, nations and the world. Many times, He is speaking to His disciples when He says it. In other words, some of God’s own people don’t believe what the Bible actually says. This is a problem that can’t be ignored. Christians must learn and follow the truth.
This Post is an excerpt from my current Book, Hardwired to Trust: Connecting to God, Ourselves & Others