Freedom In Believing

“We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ.  And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.” (Romans 3:22, NLT)

horse-430441__480I can very much identify with the man who said to Jesus, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24, NLT)  One thing I desire is to believe God; to believe all He tells me in the Bible.  I am not advocating trying to hide our questions from Him, or pretending that we don’t have doubts at times, but in my experience there comes a point where a decision needs to be made — to either believe that what we are reading is God’s message to us, or it isn’t.  I would hope that all would be on the side of believing, but with that said, even those who say they believe sometimes struggle with allowing God’s words to penetrate their heart.  I did (do).  But I also know what it’s like to believe Him, and the latter is much better.  When I believe Him, there’s a feeling of freedom that goes along with it.

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17, NIV)