This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Mark 11:24 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how the power of disbelief can block our miracles. I talked about the power of believing recently, so today I am exploring the effects of just the opposite.
I was reading in the book of Mark about when Jesus returned to His hometown of Nazareth. Jesus, of course, traveled a lot in order to be among the people and to teach, so when He went to enlighten the people in the synagogue of Nazareth, He believed things would be the same.
However, of all the people He came in contact with in Nazareth, few of them believed in Him. Most thought He was just a carpenter’s son from a regular family that lived among them.
Jesus’s sisters lived in town and, because there was nothing remarkable about them or their lineage, many people didn’t see Jesus as miraculous. Mark 6:3 plainly depicts how they refused to believe in Him. The Scripture goes on to relate that because of their disbelief, Jesus was unable to do any mighty miracles.
That particularly caught my attention because I had never associated the word limitation with God. Nonetheless, through this we see that when we don’t fully believe, we block what miracles He has in store for us. Although we might see some little proof of God’s greatness, our disbelief can block the entirety of the wonder that He intends for us.
So the next time you are vacillating between belief and disbelief, cling to these words, “Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24 (ESV)
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So today, believe that your prayers are being answered, and accept all that God has planned for you.