To walk by faith, you need to control your thoughts and feelings. Yes, you can have control over them but too often we are sandwiched between faith and doubt, in a 'Catch-22' between what our transformed spirit says and what our carnal mind says.
One day a distraught father brought his son to Jesus for healing. Jesus told him, '...Everything is possible for one who believes.' At that point the boy's father said, 'I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!' At times we will experience both faith and doubt. This man was honest about his doubts, yet Jesus still worked a miracle for him. If he had needed correcting, Jesus would have corrected him. If his faith was not genuine, the Lord would have known it. But Jesus accepted his declaration of faith, despite his doubts.
There are three lessons here for us:
(1) Don't be afraid to acknowledge your doubts.
(2) Don't let your doubts overrule your faith. God's Word in the matter is God's will for you; stand on it.
(3) Hand your doubts over to the Lord and say, 'I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!'
... I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief
- Bob Gass ( Word for Today)