But then they rejected the land that was so desirable. They didn’t trust God’s promise.” ~Psalm 106:24
As I sit here reading this passage, I find myself shaking my head at the Israelites and wonder, ‘After all they had seen, how could they not trust God’s promises?!’ But as quickly as I judge, I hesitate, and wonder how often I am just like them? How often in my life, do I not trust God’s promises?
I have seen first hand how God’s promises are true. I have seen Him do miracles in my life and in others around me. I have seen His hand in physical healing, restoration in broken relationships, financial needs met, and SO much more. And yet I still stumble. I still doubt. I still stop trusting in the GOD who holds ALL things in His hand, and whose promises do not waver or change.
But thankfully, “the Lord is compassionate and merciful, very patient, and full of faithful love.” (Psalm 103:8), and I fall on my knees in repentance and I cry out like the father in Mark 9:24: “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” I ask GOD for new eyes to see, new ears to hear and more faith to not only believe His promises, but to trust them wholeheartedly. God is faithful.