There is a better than average chance that your doubt has increased in the last 30 days. There are more unanswerable questions to ponder since the news of the pandemic redirected your attention.
So which would you prefer—the good news…or the great news?
Let’s start with the good news. God does not condemn our doubt. He knows from a long history of experience with us humans that doubt is normal.
There is an “However…”. God doesn’t want to leave us stuck (where doubt (and Satan) leaves us).
God wants to move us forward in faith. His Spirit is in the faith-building business. That’s the great news.
We have proof. Consider “Doubting Thomas.” Even though he gets a bad rap (since all the disciples doubted), he is positioned to be great object lesson.
Thomas was open and honest regarding his doubt (John 20:25). And notice Jesus’ response to his doubt. No condemnation…just straight forward evidence to off-set his doubt (vs.27a). And then the invitation—“Do not disbelieve, but believe” (vs.27b).
And Jesus added this assurance—“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (vs.29b). Welcome to the club—that blessing applies to all of us!
There is a lot we haven’t seen…yet! Stand faith-filled! The Spirit isn’t done with us yet!