Why do we doubt?

Great Faith

Why do we doubt God? His Word is replete with promises of His blessing and goodness, declarations of His character and desire toward believers… My thought? We doubt because we are self conscious, self focused, self absorbed. You might say, “Well I’m shy, inadequate, damaged goods.” Even though our focus may be on our feeling of being unworthy, we are still focused on self. Powerless and unfruitful!

We need to get our thoughts directed toward God’s ability, Christ’s finished work of the Cross, what He has said about who we are in Him, His Word, His promises. Then we will be just like the Centurion in Luke 7, telling Jesus in verse 7 “say the word and my servant will be healed.” This is a Roman Military Officer, a gentile, who knows more about who Jesus is and what His Word has the power to do in the lives of people, than all of Israel at that time. When the Centurion spoke those words to Jesus, Jesus turned around to the crowd behind Him and said, “I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel.”

This “gentile” had no doubt in his heart. He knew if Jesus would just say the “word” healing would come to his servant. And it did!

Listen, Jesus hasn’t changed, He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Don’t doubt Him or the Word. Have faith in God and call on the name of Jesus! He will answer you and perfect all that concerns you. Let Him take hold of your situation, surrender all to Him and watch the Lord do something miraculous in your life or the lives of others you are praying for.

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Virginia born, Florida raised, got to Texas as soon as she could, this sunshine girl speaks truth and inspires everyone to influence the world around them. Always encouraging leaders, loving people, sharing Christ and changing the atmosphere around her. Connect, learn, and grow with prolific writer and speaker Charlana Kelly as she imparts the wisdom, courage, and strength you need today. She is a voice for our time.

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