Even as Christians, we are prone to look upon our God and wonder, not so much in awe, but in confusion. We may see the world about us and question His sovereignty, our relationship, or any number of other things. Simple trust may seem elusive.
“He must not really be a loving God. Look at all the bad that happens in this world.”
“He must be a harsh God to let unbelievers know His wrath.”
“He must not care for me that much. Life has been so hard in recent days.”
“He must not really be listening when I pray.”
“He must …”
If you find yourself uttering such words, cease. Wrest your faith from the throes of self-consciousness and doubt. Set your eyes on Jesus – joining John the Baptist, declaring:
He must increase, but I must decrease.