Monday, April 11, 2016

Our Greatest Need

Recently, I heard a preacher ask the question, “What is your greatest need?”

His answer wasn’t better health, financial security, another relationship, or more time.

Our greatest need is to trust God more.

A doubting Christian chose to put God in his little box. He required one thing:  Proof.

He needed to see with his own eyes. His faith needed to rest on visible, hard-core facts he could put his finger on.

He got those facts. He was allowed to see. He could touch if he wanted.

But Jesus’ words to him, “Do not be unbelieving, but believing” brought him to his knees.

Thomas saw, and his faith said, “You are God. You are my Lord. And You can do whatever you want.”

He learned to trust God more.

But it took seeing to believe.

“We don’t live our lives based on explanations, but on promises.” -- Ron Mehl

Our greatest need is to trust those promises.

To trust the God who made the promises.

To forget our fears and doubts. To toss out our little box we’ve used to hold the tiny hints of faith that need His gentle rebuke.

We need to blindly rest against the tower of truth that says He is God, He is Lord, and He can do whatever He wants.

“Do not be unbelieving, but believing” (John 20:27).

This is our greatest need.

Click here to listen to the lesson on Thomas.


  1. Beautiful, Bethany.I pray for a deeper trust in our Savior each day. I regret my days of strength to the extent that I relied on myself. I celebrate my days of weakness, because then I rely on my God.

    1. Yes, our "strength is made perfect in weakness." I need daily reminders to trust Him alone. Thanks, Lynn!