a2z: D is for Doubt
Are you someone who sees a new opportunity and instantly feels this could happen? No doubt for you, nothing but smiles, rainbows and dare I write it? Yes, unicorns.
Is your faith so strong that you have no doubt that everything will turn out fine?
That is not me. I have fallen into the big hole of doubt. I won’t even look at it. When a question comes up that suggests a good outcome I run because I think it’s not possible.
“Be merciful to those who doubt.” Jude 22 Click to tweet.
I’m not sure when this switch happened. I used to cling to the verse, “Everything is possible through Christ.”
I still belive that verse, it’s just that I doubt it will work out for me.
Now, don’t be sending me off for antidepressants or to seem my favorite therapist Marty Lintvedt (co-author of We’re not Blended We’re Pureed) I’m fine, really I am.
My doubt turns to fear–did you all know it does that? My fear is about the world we live in. Is it going to implode next week? Will the taxes in Illinois cause us to lose everything? I’m probably wrong, but I’ll be close enough–small businesses like ours pays 44% in taxes right now, that doesn’t include our personal taxes.
The world around me is changing so fast between terror attacks and out of control government I think surely the end of the world is in a few days, so I doubt I’ll get that next book written or the fridge cleaned out. (Yeah probably hoping for that last one a little too much.)
Then I look back at history and realize as far back as Genesis it looked like the world was done for and what happened? God saved us, over and over again until the only thing he could do was send his Son. And that’s what it’s really about, waiting for Him to return and take me home.
So doubt go away and please don’t return another day.
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23
Is doubt an issue for you?
Do you think it’s okay for Christians to doubt? Please tell.
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