The Doubt Battle
A man brings his son who has been possessed by a spirit to Jesus, the man says,
“If you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
“ ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9: 14-24
Another word for unbelief is doubt and according to the Oxford English Dictionary doubt is defined, “as the uncertainty as to the truth or reality of something, and inclination to disbelieve.” According to the word of God, “God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3). Oftentimes when our minds are plagued with doubts, fears and unbelief we question our faith, when in fact it is because we have faith that we battle with doubts, fear, and unbelief.
The word of God says that, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim 1:7). This means that fear, doubt and unbelief are weapons of the enemy; weapons designed to attack and weaken the faith that God has placed inside of us. “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans:8:1) If you are dealing with doubt don’t beat yourself up about it, don’t get down on yourself, don’t condemn yourself, God has already set you free. We can overcome our doubts and unbelief with the victorious word of God. God, who is the author and finisher of our faith, says, “Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1John 4:4)
When fear and doubt arise inside of you focus not on what you feel or think but on what God says about you and He says you are more than a conqueror Romans 8:37.