“You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
Doubt is when you say in your heart, “I wonder if it could be.” All statements of doubt contain an element of questioning. A questioning person usually seeks the truth, wanting to know more.
A doubter is genuinely seeking the truth in a given situation and wondering if an answer really exists. When the answer is revealed to a doubter, because of the seeking nature of his heart, he will be open to accepting the truth.
Unbelief, however, is doubt that has gone to seed. It separates you from the miracle-working manifestation of God’s power. Someone with unbelief is not open to investigating or looking further. He is convinced that what he knows is absolute truth, and there could never be any other answer.
Unbelief cancels out what faith can do and prevents God from working miracles and giving blessings. When Jesus came to His hometown, the Bible says, “He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their lack of faith” (Mark 6:5-6).
Creation itself declares the mighty works of God’s hand, yet there are still those who do not believe. Truth is the key for diffusing unbelief. Take up His truth today to destroy unbelief.