Believing God When You Don’t See What He Promised

Numbers 14:11
Then the Lord said to Moses: “How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them?

One of the things God taught me from the book of Exodus is how easily the Children of Israel doubted God in spite of all the miracles He performed for them. God promised to deliver them from slavery in Egypt and bring them to a land flowing with milk and honey. However each time they faced opposition on the way to that land, most of them feared and doubted instead of believing what God told them.

Do you continue holding on to God’s promises in the face of troubles? Or do you only have faith when things are going your way? Maybe God said He will heal you from an illness but the doctors say you are getting worse. Will you still believe God? Maybe God promised you would get married yet much time has passed and you’re still single. Will you still believe God? Maybe God promised your loved ones will get saved, yet they don’t want to hear anything about Jesus. Will you still believe God?

I have learned that God’s promises don’t always come easy. Just as the children of Israel faced opposition on the way to the promise land, we will also have opposition on the way to God’s promises in our lives. What we should remember is that God is faithful to His Word. When God’s promises are put to the test, He wants us to continue believing. If you are struggling in this area, repent for any unbelief in your heart. Pray for Jesus to strengthen your faith and remove doubt.

Hebrews 11:6
But 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.