Note: I wrote this back on my old blog, and picked it up from the Way Back Machine. Then, I titled it, Help me overcome my unbelief on January 21, 2010.
I’ve been reading a lot lately. I just finished Beth Moore’s Believing God, and now I’m into a book called Fit for God: The 8-Week Plan That Kicks the Devil OUT and Invites Health and Healing IN by LaVita Weaver.
In her book, Ms. Weaver tells her story in a straight forward manner – only taking about 40 or so pages. As I read about her struggles, some of them just like my own – some of them not, I was struck by how readily she accepted some of the basic things that God says in His Word. The things that I take for granted.
As I was driving to work this morning, I kept thinking about how the verse, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) affected Ms. Weaver, who says, “That verse lifted every burden, problem, and fear from my heart.”
Wow, that simple phrase? That verse we sing? Those words? Inspired her to create a healthy living plan that heals and helps?
In typical Holy Spirit fashion, a soft echo whispered. I could hear the principles Ms. Moore laid out in Believing God. She says that we can believe God and gives us five phrases to remember:
- God is who He says He is.
- God can do what He says He can do.
- I am who God says I am.
- I can do all things through Christ.
- God’s Word is alive and active in me.
I found myself confessing yet again. Lord, here I am. I don’t believe, sometimes. And when I do, I want to cry out, ‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!’ (Mark 9:24) ❤