See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end. As has just been said:
“Today, if you hear his voice,
    do not harden your hearts
    as you did in the rebellion.”
Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness? And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief. Hebrews 3:12-19.

Hebrews 3:12 says an evil heart of unbelief leads you away from the living God. Unbelief stems from an evil heart. We are constantly making up excuses for our unbelief saying, it’s difficult to trust God at this time, we blame it on our weakness and shortcomings.

The writers of Hebrews says unbelief is evil. It makes you think that God will not take care of you and that He will not come through for you. The truth is that we have a loving Father who is able to provide everything we need.

Oswald Chambers said, “The root of all sin is the suspicion that God is not good”. In this uncertainty, rely on the loving Father, not on your unbelieving heart.

Unbelief results in slipping away from the living God and putting ourselves in a place where we block God from entering. We lock Him out.

Unbelief leads to despair which results in hopelessness; a loss of hope and trust produces discouragement, depression, and sadness. This ultimately shuts God out. It all begins with not believing in the goodness of God. Therefore, unbelief is referred to as evil. God cannot be with a sad person because he/she has moved away from Him.

God longs to do miracles in our life if only we can believe in Him. Believing in a living God will result in us seeing the glory of God. May we believe we have a loving Father.

Prayer: Help us never to lose hope Lord but to believe You are there and will always take care of us. In Jesus name, Amen.

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Rev K Vasudevan is a Christian Counsellor based in Bangalore