The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. – Exodus 3:2
There was Moses, standing in the very presence of God. The experience was so real that he had to cover his face. He knew without a doubt that God was speaking to him. And yet when God told him to go to Egypt and help his people, Moses actually argued. He couldn’t believe God was choosing him.
We like to think that if we experienced something tangible and miraculous like a burning bush, we would never doubt God again. But the truth is that even those who witness amazing miracles can have trouble believing. We need to hear again what Jesus said to Thomas after the Resurrection: “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me” (John 20:29).
To take our lives back, we really don’t need a burning bush. What we need is the courage to act on our faith even when we’re not completely sure. And our loving God, who supplies us with everything we need, will take it from there.
Why do you think people so often wish for a sign from God but then struggle with belief even if they get one?
What does it mean to “believe without seeing“? Where does that kind of faith come from?
Lord, so many people didn’t believe even when they saw you do miracles. I confess that I have often been indifferent to your presence in my life. I don’t want to be like that. I believe—help my unbelief.
Taken from Take Your Life Back Day by Day copyright © 2016 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.