Once, while taking a “prayer walk” and talking to God about my concerns over the health of several family members, a Scripture passage became very real to me: “But with whom was he grieved forty years? . . . And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?” (Hebrews 3:17-18). I found myself praying through tears: “Lord, those people made You cry! Have I also made You cry because of my unbelief? I’ve had precious times with You for over fifty years, Jesus. I love You and I know You love me, but lately I’ve harbored some doubts. I’ve wondered why some prayers have not yet been answered.”
Since then, I have heard His sweet, still voice, saying, “I will always love you, David. I will keep you from falling, and I will be faithful to present you faultless before the Father. But, yes, I am wounded by your times of unbelief and wavering faith.”
So, dear saint, are you in the middle of an overwhelming trial right now? Have you prayed, wept and pleaded for help, yet things look hopeless? Maybe your situation has gone beyond all human possibility, and you’re thinking, “It’s too late.”
I tell you, you have been entrusted with your crisis. God could have moved in at any time, but this is His opportunity to produce in you an unwavering faith that you need. He’s looking for trust in Him not just for what you’re facing now, but for every impossible problem from now until you go home to be with Him. Make no mistake: He rejoices over you. Yet He also loves you enough to build a faith in you that will see you through it all.
Pray with me: “Forgive me, Lord, for making You weep. Help my unbelief now.” Then make this verse your own: “Without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).