Yesterday I reflected a little on worry. Worry is something that I deal with A LOT myself. I spent most of yesterday worrying and fretting over a bunch of stuff when the Lord reminded me, hey dude, you need to listen to the things that you tell other folks.
I’m the kind of guy that Lord doesn’t always whisper to. Sometimes He has to smack me on the head.
And today, the Lord maybe continuing His smacking on the head, to me, if to no one else. I was reading today in Mark, and I read this passage:
“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
Worry, to me, is so closely tied to doubt. I worry when I doubt something will work out ok. I worry when I feel like a situation is out of my control and I doubt that anything can be done about it.
Worry seems to thrive off of doubt. Doubt seems to the oxygen to worry’s fire. Worry seems to be fed and driven by doubt.
When there is no doubt, through, there would not be as much worry. Without that doubt, worry would become less.
So, what is the opposite of doubt? Faith. Faith drives out doubt. Faith drives out worry.
And so, look at this passage today, with a verse that I love. Lord I believe, help my unbelief. None of us have as much faith as we ought to have. None of us are exactly where we ought to be in our walk. None of us are perfect. That’s ok.
Lord we do believe. Help our unbelief. Help us have more faith. More trust. More confidence in your plan.
Today, we believe. We have faith. We have trust. Today, may we have MORE faith and trust.
Today, we believe. Today, may the Lord help our unbelief.