It’s so easy to doubt, isn’t it? We all go through times of fretting and fearing the outcome of our lives at one time or another, haven’t we?
Will God provide for me?
Will my marriage get any better?
Will He heal me?
Will my husband ever get a job?
Will my children be okay?
What if I never get married?
What if we never have a child?
And our fleshly fears win out.
We doubt the Lord’s care in our lives.
We doubt that He has our backs.
We doubt that He delights in us.
We doubt that He wants to do us good and not evil.
Plain and simple, we get a case of the doubts.
Here’s the definition of doubt:
Am I undecided or skeptical about the Bible?
Do I tend to disbelieve or distrust the Lord?
Do I think that the Lord won’t take care of me?
Do I fear that He’ll let me down?
My answer is no to all those questions, yet, sometimes I still doubt. I don’t purposefully think that I am doubting the Lord’s existence or His Word, yet when disbelief, fear, and skepticism rear their ugly heads in my mind, then the reality is, I am doubting who He says He is and I am doubting the Word of God. It’s in those moments that I become like doubting Thomas.
The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he (Thomas) said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:26-29
The enemy loves to put questions in our minds. When things are tough and hard, we second-guess ourselves and the decisions we have made. And we question God’s plan for our lives. That’s why it is so important as Believers to take every thought captive.
We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. 2 Corinthians 10:4
Live it Out:
So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. Luke 17:6
Live a poured out life for Christ,