Truly, I can’t think of a word more beautiful than belief.
It is synonymous with so many good things.
Unbelief on the other hand pops up and asks ugly things like, Are you sure? What are you thinking?
What will people think?
How on earth will you be able? What makes you think you can?
I thought the oddest thought as I walked into the post office yesterday. It crept up and seemed sincere.
What you persist in will cause others to persecute you. What you continue to believe God is calling you to do will be doubted by others.
I googled persecution and I don’t think it’s quite that bad, the reactions of others, cynicism masked as concern.
I’m certain though, that it is meant to curtail my continuing.
Unbelief from others feels like a low grade persecution, a pointing out of faults, a resistance of acceptance and unbelief is really just fear.
Unbelief is insidious, Lord help me stop its spread.
Catch it quick, stomp out its embers,
Don’t let it let me burn only briefly and then slowly fade!
“The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
Mark 9:24 NLT