Just Believe – Stop Doubting

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Stop Doubting

Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”John 6:29

‘Believe’ is a theme of John’s, mentioning it in his gospel 99 times.‘to believe’ in Jesus is about relationship, and another way of translating ‘to believe’ is ‘entrusting oneself to’.

Entrust = ‘to put into the care or protection of someone’

Stop doubting and believe.John 20:27

This is pretty strong language from Jesus! And rightly so, because Jesus is aware that unbelief works to our detriment (1 Peter 2:7&8, 2 Thes 1:9, Romans 11:20), and as in the case of Zechariah (Luke 1:20) it can literally silence our God given witnessand expression of freedom and life.

Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God.Hebrews 3:12

3 thoughts to consider on the Journey of Don’t Stop Believin’

1. Choose to believe

Believing begins with a choice

…I will not believe.’John 20:25b

Thomas didn’t say, ‘I cannot believe’

2. Ask for help

The Holy Spirit is the Helper (John 14:26 ESV)

Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, ‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!’Mark 9:24

3. Overcome your fear

Embrace God’s love (1 John 4:18)

…Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’Mark 5:36b

Finally, back to John 20 (verse 29b), Jesus reaffirms blessing:

‘…blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’John 20:29b

Just Believe – entrust yourself to Jesus today.

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