“Now get up and go…and you will be told what you must do.” Acts 9:6 (NIV)
You may feel your problem is doubt, when actually it is unbelief. The issue is not that you doubt your faith, but that you do not have a faith to doubt.
You need to believe the things God has revealed, and you need to act upon them. That’s the real issue. God sent His Son into the world. Jesus loved you and gave Himself for you. He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. These are the things God has revealed.
Now, based on what God has revealed, He calls on you to repent from a self-centered life. He offers you forgiveness and new life. And He will give you His power and presence by the Holy Spirit, so you can pursue Him.
Paul saw the risen Christ on the Damascus Road, and he was so overwhelmed by His glory that he fell to the ground and cried out, “Who are you, Lord?” Jesus became the new Lord of his life. He moved from unbelief to faith as God worked a miracle in his heart.
Do you need this to happen in your life? God will give you that same gift if you ask Him. When you discover, like Paul, that everything you have, and are, and ever hope to be belongs to God, you will place your life at God’s disposal.
The difference between doubt and unbelief is illustrated for us in the story of Job and his wife. In one day, they lost it all—their wealth, property, and children. Yet they responded in different ways. Suffering exposed Job’s love for God as he wrestled with mysteries he could not understand. The same suffering exposed his wife’s unbelief. “Curse God and die!” she said (Job 2:9).
Their response to suffering was the most revealing thing about them, and it will be one of the most revealing things about you, too.
Do you see any hint of unbelief in yourself?