Samuel Francis DuPont was a successful Admiral in the United States Navy. But on one occasion he suffered a humiliating defeat. Following this loss he went to his commanding officer and carefully explained what went wrong.
At the end of his explanation, his commanding officer said, “There’s one more reason you lost the battle that you did not mention. You did not believe that you could win.”
Doubt leads to defeat. It destroys our determination and undermines our vision. Whenever we doubt God’s power or ability and place our trust in someone or something else, it is as though we are saying, “God, we don’t trust You so we are going to try to solve our problems without You.”
Jesus once said, “If you really believe, you can say to this mountain - May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea - and it will happen!” Jesus used this powerful illustration to emphasize the fact God can do the impossible with us, for us or through us. God answers our prayers when we pray in faith, have unselfish motives, know that what we ask for will bring glory to Him and extend His kingdom on earth and is in keeping with His will for our lives.
Prayer: Lord, may we have enough confidence in Your Word to believe that all things are possible. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Mark 11:22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.