What God is likeWhat God is Like
I do believe; help my unbelief—Mark 9:24
What should we believe about God? We’re told He’s big and powerful—so big and so powerful, in fact, that he created . . . everything (Colossians 1:16). We’re told he sees everything and knows everything and can do anything (Isaiah 55:9; Hebrews 4:13; Ephesians 3:20). We’re told it’s always been so (Psalm 90:1-2).
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8).
We're also told, despite his size and power, he cares about each of us (Matthew 10:29-31); he loves us, no matter what, even to the point of laying down his life for ours (John 3:16); he wants to spend time with us and for us to know him (Revelation 3:20); and he protects and helps us and never wavers (2 Thessalonians 3:3).
We should believe all that, but do we, really? Most of us, if we’re honest, would confess much belief, but some unbelief too. That’s okay; God can handle it. As his followers, though, we can’t leave it there. We must seek to learn more about him. We must seek to reconcile our beliefs with who he says he is. You see, how we see him, what we believe about him, affects everything we do. The “most portentous fact about any man is not what he at a given time may say or do,”
Okay, so what do we do?
Search your heart and mind, rigorously and honestly. Identify areas of unbelief. Then, be bold. Bring them right to God, in prayer. Ask for help. Ask him to teach you about himself. Ask him to help your unbelief.