God’s Word alerts us that in difficult times our hearts can go astray. They can become hardened and turn away from God. We all know that wondering of “Where is God?” when something significant does not go as we had hoped or planned and life seems to tumble around us. When you don’t understand God, unbelief creeps in. It can harden your heart to the point where you tune out God even when He speaks to you. Let me encourage you to listen to God’s words to you. Have a wonderful day in His presence and allow His Word to help your unbelief.
“See to it brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” (Hebrews 3:13)
It is easy to be deceived into thinking God doesn’t have our best interest at heart, especially when things don’t go well. We need to guard our hearts against unbelief and rebellion and know that, in those tough places, He is there to guide us through and teach us.
When you feel unbelief slipping into your soul and find rebellion nibbling around the edges of your heart, seek out spiritual encouragement. Walk and talk with a friend and be honest in sharing your need of prayer. Do a Bible study on a topic that grabs at your heart. Choose to spend some time with God and cry out to him from the depths of your soul telling Him all the things in your heart. Choose to turn toward Him. God will encourage you even when people aren’t there to. Choose to draw near to Him and ask Him to help your unbelief.