Our Careful Unbelief

May 23rd, 2012 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

. . . do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on —Matthew 6:25


Jesus summed up commonsense carefulness in the life of a disciple as unbelief. If we have received the Spirit of God, He will squeeze right through our lives, as if to ask, “Now where do I come into this relationship, this vacation you have planned, or these new books you want to read?” And He always presses the point until we learn to make Him our first consideration. Whenever we put other things first, there is confusion.

 “. . . do not worry about your life . . . .” Don’t take the pressure of your provision upon yourself. It is not only wrong to worry, it is unbelief; worrying means we do not believe that God can look after the practical details of our lives, and it is never anything but those details that worry us. Have you ever noticed what Jesus said would choke the Word He puts in us? Is it the devil? No— “the cares of this world” (MatthewMatthew 13:22). It is always our little worries. We say, “I will not trust when I cannot see”— and that is where unbelief begins. The only cure for unbelief is obedience to the Spirit.

The greatest word of Jesus to His disciples is abandon.



May 23, 2012

Lord, why does it seem like stepping off into thin air when I let go of my concerns about my daily needs? I would like to let go of them, and at times it seems as if I can let go and completely trust You. But then my senses take over, I see the uncertainty and risk, and want to avoid the pain of failure. So I jump back into my work and worry so I can be certain of meeting my own needs.  How can I trust You to  meet all my needs all the time? Teach me how to let go and surrender my needs  to You.

And God says…”It is a daily, hourly surrender of yourself to Me that moves you into the place where you can abandon yourself and your needs to me. As long as you can meet your own needs, you will have no need of Me. Being in a daily, hourly, minute by minute intimate relationship with Me is how you develop the faith to abandon and surrender your works and worry about your life. All things will work for your  good, when you look to Me as your source. Trust in Me and praise Me when I allow
circumstances to place you where you must trust me and seek Me daily, hourly and minute by minute.”


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