When in Doubt


“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6

I knew the feeling. All too well. On the verge of feeling overwhelmed. Too much to do. Not enough time. Needing to go somewhere I didn’t feel like going that day anyway. Not enough sleep. Should have gotten more. Not sure which direction to go. Boom. I knew what to do. Down on my knees. I didn’t even pray for God’s will. I simply surrendered my heart back to Him. He would lead me. Guide me. Provide for me. Always does. Always will. Just need to stay in His will. Stay surrendered. Re-surrender when I’ve drifted. Stay following Him. Stay in faith. Return to faith when I’ve wandered. When I’ve backslid into my flesh. Into thinking my life is mine. That I’m in this alone. I’m not. I’m His. Need the reminder sometimes.

When in doubt, do what?

Look to the Lord. Go to the Lord. Go to prayer. Go to His Word. Go to godly counsel from godly people grounded in His Word. Grounded in their faith. Cry out to the Lord. Seek the Lord. Wait on the Lord. Ask for a fresh filling of His Spirit who lives inside His followers. Know what God thinks about doubt? Let’s put it this way. He tells us a zillion times in His Word to NOT FEAR. He also shows us over and again to HAVE FAITH. To LIVE BY FAITH. And He tells us we can’t please Him without FAITH.

Feeling a bit off? A bit distracted? Off track? Confused? Overwhelmed? Overloaded? Too much to do? Not enough time? Too many people wanting something from you? Too hard of a situation? Tough circumstances? Too emotional? Worried? Anxious? Fearful? Not sure of the next step? Concerned you’ve already gone the wrong way? Got doubt?

Turn to Jesus. Turn to the Word. Surrender yourself utterly to the Lord. Now.

Then go forth in the love, mercy, grace, strength, and wisdom of God almighty in Christ.

It all begins with a forever relationship with Jesus. Through turning from your sins and trusting in Christ as Lord who died to pay our sin penalty and was raised from the dead. Through committing our lives genuinely to God and His ways. This is being spiritually reborn.

Then we learn to walk. With God. Not in doubt. In faith. Ever learning to commune with Him, to rejoice in Him, to follow Him. Faithfully forth, AMEN!

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