I suppose I am not the only one who realizes that God can move through impossible situations. If you have been following my social media lately, you have witnessed for yourself a miracle of late with my own pastor. He was put on life support and things were looking bleaker by the hour. It is a good thing that I learned many years ago not to walk by what I see. I petitioned God to show me how to pray in the situation, as I did not want to pray amiss. He specifically revealed to me that He was doing a great work from the inside out, and I would need to keep standing firm in believing that my pastor would be healed. When I shared this with a few other people they became negative by saying, “I hope you are right, but it looks really bad right now.” When unbelief comes, how will you respond?
What Do We Do When Doubt Arises
Jesus left behind a great example of faith on the move and how to remove doubt from a situation. We can read the entire account in the book of Mark, Chapter 5:
While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”
Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him.
After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). 42 Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. 43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat. (Mark 5: 35-42)
You see, Jesus would have nothing to do with people saying the young girl was dead. He sent out the mourners and the crowd who had shown up at the synagogue leaders’ home wailing. In other words, he made the doubters leave. When he told them that she was not dead but asleep, they began to laugh at Him. I can understand that since revealing what God wanted to do with the pastor to others, I sensed people were laughing at me too. We see Jesus put them all out, and then he took the parents in the room with him and said to the young girl, "Get up!" Immediately she stood.
Now my pastor’s recovery was not so instantaneous, but I understood God to say that it would take time, and not to fail in faith. This past week after being in the hospital for a little over two weeks, he was taken off life support and is thriving. He has been moved to a regular patient room for therapy and getting stronger so that he can be released soon.
How do I deal with doubt? I can tell you this:
“We cannot permit doubt to take root in our life or else we will find ourself second guessing every spiritual truth.” – J. Morin
To God be the glory for great things He has done! I believe without any hesitation that we have witnessed nothing less than a miracle this week. When is the last time you witnessed a miracle? We saw another one last Sunday night when a young man who was led by the Lord to come to our church found his way there only to be led to Jesus at the end of the service. I tell you, every demon in hell is reeling when the lost are found and claimed for God’s kingdom! It is a joy to lead others to Christ and the Holy Spirit kept telling me to ask Him to do so. I am so glad I followed that drawing of the Holy Spirit!
In these last days my friend, your faith will fail time and time again without being led by the Holy Spirit. We must be in tune, in walk, in living, in love with Jesus and filled with the Holy Spirit if we are going to experience victory in this dark hour. I went many years of my life without being led by the Holy Spirit. In fact, I followed people around until I realized that once I began following the Spirit, I was never led astray. I have seen the gutter of mankind, and I have seen the loftiest of men, and in both places you will find those who know nothing about the power of God or of the Holy Spirit.
Many say they wish Jesus walked the earth today. I am glad that He does not, because the Holy Spirit would not have been readily available to us if He had not gone on to be with His Father. As a believer, the Holy Spirit should be our BEST friend, not our last resource. It is time to step it up Church. We are never going to get to the last day revival and the coming of the KING without living a SPIRIT FILLED LIFE!
by Jane Morin
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