Even believers doubt and question faith sometimes. Those who say they never do…well, I don’t think they are being completely honest.
We are placing our lives into the hands of someone we can’t see or touch. Of course there will be moments of doubt along the journey. It comes down to what we decide to do with that doubt. That’s where faith enters the picture.
I spent many years running from God. After falling on my face over and over, I had the following conversation with God:
Okay, I’m ready to give you the benefit of the doubt, God. I’m tired of falling down. I’m tired of dead-end streets. What’s the worst thing that could happen if I choose to trust you with 100% of my heart? Well, I might be wrong and my pride will take a hit because I trusted in something that wasn’t logical. Okay, I’m willing to take that risk.
I’m going to live believing that You can do what You say You can do. I am going to believe that you really are my Savior. For the time being, I’m going place all my doubt aside (I can always pick it back up and make the choice to do things my way again…You say I have free will.)
What did all this mean?
It meant that when things didn’t follow my timetable or God didn’t “perform” the way I thought He should…instead of getting mad at God, shutting down, or walking away…I held onto Him even tighter.
That shift in behavior, that change in attitude was the beginning. When we choose to allow faith to run the show, it grants God permission to come in and start working on our hearts. And we He gets a hold of a heart…watch out!
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.
~Php 3:12-14 Msg
Do you have doubts? How has God helped you with some of your doubts?
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