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Having spent the month of October concentrated in the four Gospels, I noticed how Jesus often addressed doubts and lack of faith in those around Him.

Some might say He was harsh with people when He asked them, “Why do you doubt?” or “Why do you have little faith?”

But somehow I see His questions as not so much of a reprimand, but a prompting to look inside themselves and address their doubts.

Jesus already knows when we are troubled and doubting. He knows we have thoughts  which can hurt us if we don’t get our focus back on Him. No matter how we may try to hide our doubts from Him, they are never hidden from Him.

One day, after the resurrection, the disciples were walking when Jesus appeared to them. They were frightened, thinking they were seeing a ghost. And it is then Jesus asks,

“Why are you frightened? he asked. “Why are your hearts filled with doubt?” (Luke 24:38, NLT)

At first glance, it appears like a reprimand but it is what Jesus does next which reveals His true intent.

“Look at my hands. Look at my feet. You can see that it’s really me.” (verse 39)

Jesus comes on the scene to silence their thoughts, filled with fears and doubts, with proof of Himself. He had promised that He would resurrect in three days and His desire was to show them that He is faithful to His promises.

Abraham believed … “Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and creates new things out of nothing” (Romans 4:17, NLT). We’re told that he believed “when there was no reason for hope” (verse 18). Abraham never wavered (verse 20) but kept on believing.

We have been given many promises. May we keep on believing even when we have doubts. May we rely on the faithfulness of our God to stand true to His promises.

May we be like Abraham, who was …
“Fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.”
(Romans 4:21)



Today I am joining … Intentional Tuesday and Testimony Tuesday and Unite and True Story and #RaRaLinkup and Reflect .