"The farther you roam along paths of unbelief, the harder it is to remember that I am with you. Anxious thoughts branch off in all directions, taking you farther and farther from awareness of My Presence." -Sarah Young in Jesus Calling
I sit here fully aware of my areas of unbelief, those parts of me not fully surrendered. I know what unbelief does to the spirit, to my soul. I've experienced, unfortunately, the consequences that result from a lack of trust. And I know I'm not the only one.
Unbelief can look like so many things. It follows after the unexpected loss of a loved one. Or an unplanned change in everyday life. For some, it seeps in slowly with no explanation and cause. But unbelief almost always accompanies distance - distance from the One who believes in you, made you and loves you.
"The farther you roam along paths of unbelief, the harder it is to remember that I am with you."
And He is always with you. But if you feel as if He's not, perhaps it is you who has wandered. Those many thoughts of unbelief have driven you farther and farther away. Now, it is time to turn around. Simply turn around and lift your eyes up. Find Him there because He is - there. And run to Jesus. Let Him receive you back, console your spirit, and remind you who you are in Him.
"For You, O Lord, are a shield around me. You are my Glory, the One who lifts up my head." -Psalm 3:3