Why Didn’t They Believe?

Why Didn’t They Believe?

by Lisa Buffaloe  

The Israelites were in bondage for 400 years. Then God rescued them in amazing ways. The people saw the same things. They not only saw, they experienced God’s rescue. They saw the Red Sea parting, they saw the enemy, the Egyptian army drowned and destroyed. Over and over the Israelites saw what God did for them to release them from slavery and bondage.

Yet they didn’t let what they had seen and what they had experienced, change them. They didn’t move forward into the promise land. Only Moses, Joshua, and Caleb believed God was enough and His power was sufficient. Out of a million people, only three men believed. 

Why? Where were the rest? Didn’t they see? Why didn’t the rest believe and want to go forward

When Jesus walked the earth, He healed, restored sight and limbs, fed thousands, released people from demons, and performed miracle after miracle. Why did those who Jesus touched, fed, and healed, demand He be executed? Out of all the people who had seen and been touched by Jesus’ healing and restoration, only a few believed. 

Why did those who knew Jesus best not believe He would rise again? Why wasn’t anyone waiting in anticipation for His return? Was everyone so convinced Jesus came only to bring an earthly kingdom they couldn’t understand His death was only the beginning? 

Why didn’t they believe? Didn’t they see? Did they all forget? Did they all chose not to remember? Did they refuse to believe and remember what God and Jesus had done in their lives? 

How many times do our own thoughts, ideas, and our own way of looking at things, keep us from believing God’s amazing plans? 

Believe. Open your eyes, open your heart, stay open to watch how God has worked and is working. Don’t ever forget. Always believe and remember what God and Jesus have done in your life. Jesus Christ brings freedom, restoration, and release from the enemy. Keep seeing. Keep believing. Keep moving forward. The promised land awaits, the miracles abound today and always, move forward in the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ and the unfailing love of God.

Be one who believes!

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” ~ 1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV

Photo by Lisa Buffaloe  

lives in Tennessee, USA. Is a writer, blogger, speaker, and happily-married mom.

Her difficult past experiences bless her with a backdrop to share about Gods unending love and that through Him we find healing, restoration, and renewal.

She is the author of Flying on His Wings, Unfailing Treasures Devotional, No Wound Too Deep For The Deep Love Of Christ, Living Joyfully Free Devotional (Vol 1 & 2), Nadia’s Hope, Prodigal Nights, and Grace for the Char-Baked.


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World Prayr has chosen to be different, starting with teaching others that the pilgrimage all those who have been brought near to God are on is not one about our focusing on what we are doing, or focusing on our sin or anything we are not doing, but focusing on what Christ did in order for us to know transforming grace. We refer to this message as the gospel of grace. We then live this out as a ministry by serving others through counseling, prayer, and sound biblical teachings.

We also differ from most ministries in another key area, working to live out the message of Philippians 2:4 by aggressively promoting other ministries and churches. As a mission team, World Prayr is working to serve those who are disconnected to reconnect them, one soul at a time, to local bodies of believers.

We refer to our team as an “Ohana” made up of many nationalities spread across the globe and within the Protestant faith.

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