Overcoming Unbelief

For the past 2 weeks I’ve been battling this.  Battle – yes, this is a spiritual battle.  Satan is real in this world.  And in this world we will struggle with sin, deal with its effects, and battle Satan.

1 Peter 5.8: Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour

But, Christ has overcome the world, Praise Him!

John 16.33: I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world!

I do two things in battling unbelief:

1.  Pray.  That is what Jesus tells us to do:  Mark 9.23-24: And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

2.  Quote Scripture.  This is why it is important to hide it.  I quote it, and repeat it to myself, and counsel others with the same verses that I am repeating.  God’s Word is true.  He is faithful when I am not.

I read this today by Spurgeon:

“What is this matter of capacity?  What capacity is wanted?  Capacity to believe?  I tell you, children have more of that than grown-up persons.  I am not now speaking of the spiritual part of faith, but as far as the mental faculty is concerned, there is any quantity of the capacity for faith in the heart of a child.  His believing faculty has not yet been overloaded by superstition, or perverted by falsehood, or maimed by wicked unbelief.  Only let the Holy Spirit consecrate the faculty, and there is enough of it for the production of abundant faith in God.” – (Come Ye Children, Spurgeon, pg 49)

1 John 5.4: For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Resources other than Scripture:

Piper Sermons and Battling Unbelief


About kimddavidson

I am bought with the blood of Christ and being graced every day to know Him more. I am a writer. Love to read, run, hang out, watch movies, cook, bake, work hard/play harder. God is so abundantly good to me.
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