Matthew 13:58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Whenever the subject of faith or unbelief is cited in Scripture, it is the object of our faith that is to be understood. Faith in my faith is really faith in myself, isn’t it? That is not the biblical definition of faith. Jesus said, “Have faith in God.” Faith in the character of God. Faith in the love of God, the wisdom of God, the goodness of God. The opposite of faith in God is unbelief. Faith isn’t blind. It is not mind over matter. Faith believes in God in spite of what the senses or circumstances tell us. Faith in God believes in Him even when we cannot understand what or why something is happening. Never are we told to believe in ourselves or in our ever-changing circumstances. Jesus simply said, “Have faith in God.”
What is perplexing you this morning, beloved? What issues of sin in your personal life are beginning to take their toll on your relationships, your health? What circumstantial mountains are overwhelming you right now? In each of those matters, trust in The Lord to both will and do of His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13). Do not allow the sin of unbelief rob you of the peace and strength of knowing that GOD IS. Take a good look outside your window. Look at the marvel and majesty of God in creation. The same hand that runs the universe is keeping your soul. The ugly and sad consequences of sin may indeed be the season you are in, but we know from Hebrews 11 that by faith, God was with Joseph in prison, and with the 3 Hebrews in that fiery furnace, and with Daniel in the lion’s den. Your God is with you and for you. And if God be for you, who can be against you (Romans 8:31b)? Be still, and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10).