Summary. Why do we go lacking? It is because of our unbelief. God has given us power to defeat sin and death. It is our unbelief in God that makes things impossible. We must first feed our soul through a relationship with God, then our physical needs will be taken care of in our lives. We must have faith that God is the source of all our needs and rewards. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures on unbelief.
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We Lack Because of Our Unbelief In God.
Why do we go lacking? It is because of our unbelief. By our actions it is evident that most of us believe that God cannot provide for all of our needs. Matthew 17:20 tells us that even if we only had faith like the grain of a mustard seed, we could move mountains.
Matthew 17:20, “He said to them, Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
Our Unbelief In God Leaves Us Unsatisfied.
We are so quick to look for solutions to our problems that will satisfy our needs, but the solutions do not line up with the Word of God. We must first feed our soul through a relationship with God, then our physical needs will be taken care of in our lives. Proverbs 13:25 advises us that the righteous are satisfied, but the wicked are not.
Proverbs 13:25, “The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.”
Our Unbelief In God Brings No Rewards.
We must have faith that God is the source of all our needs and rewards. We must want to please God, have the right motives, and believe in his promises. Hebrews 11:6 advises us that God is the rewarder of them that seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6, “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”