There’s nothing better than having someone believe in us. Sometimes it can be difficult to believe in ourselves when we see all of our flaws and weaknesses, but it’s possible to be self-aware without being self-critical. Being self-aware means knowing how and where we need to grow. Even if we haven’t arrived yet, we believe we can get there because Jesus believes in us.
What made the New Testament church so incredible was they became like Jesus in this world. They believed that God believed in them, and so they had the faith to believe in others too. Learn more in our last episode of this One Quick Thought series about how Jesus changed the world.
When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm.  Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
Mark 4:39-40 NLT
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.”
Luke 17:6 NIV
“Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ “ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied.  ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me.  to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’  “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven.”
Acts 26:15-16,18-19 NIV
- How has God shown he believes in you, even when you haven’t believed in yourself?
- How can you decide together with your friends to believe in each other and those in your lives who need it this week?