by Roy Lessin
“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10 (NKJV)
Today, as God’s people, we need to be believers who know what we believe, stand upon what we believe, and act upon what we believe. We are called to know the truth and believe the truth. The truth is the eternal rock upon which our lives are built. It is the anchor point of our faith that keeps us from drifting or being pulled away by the strong currents of doubt and unbelief.
Believing comes from the very depths of who we are. Believing is not rooted in what we know in our heads or how we feel in our emotions, but in what we have embraced with our hearts.
In 2 Corinthians 4:13 we read, “I have believed, and therefore have I spoken.” That should be true of each of us. It is important for us to know what we believe in our hearts and to confess what we believe with our voices.
Too often we hear others speaking what they doubt rather than what they believe. As believers, we stand upon the truth of God and declare it to be so in our lives—we whisper it in the secret places of our hearts, and with our voices we shout it out upon the rooftops with confidence, clarity, and conviction.
Doubt questions; belief affirms.
Doubt says, “I’m not sure”; belief says, “I know and am persuaded”.
Doubt struggles with misgivings; belief is blessed with assurance.
Doubt hesitates and holds back; belief confidently moves ahead.
Doubt is suspicious; belief fully trusts.
Doubt pulls us away from the heart of God; belief draws us near.
Doubt struggles; belief overcomes.
Doubt holds back; belief surrenders.
Doubt lives in the shadows; belief steps into the light.
Doubt makes us shaky; belief puts us on solid ground.
Doubt leaves us as spiritual paupers; belief brings us into our spiritual riches in Christ.
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