Day 6 of 40 Days of Lent
But what if we doubt? What if there are questions that we have yet to find the answers? As long as we are questioning, we are seeking, and that’s a good thing.
If ever anyone had reason to doubt, John the Baptist did. Thrown in prison. Lied about. And for what? Proclaiming the coming of the Lord! Preaching the good news.
He was placed into a lonely, cold cell to await his death. He needed a little reassurance that what he believed to be true…what he was willing to die for, actually was the truth.
This is what I wrote: I wonder if other Christians ever doubt, not just for a particular thing they are wanting God to do in their lives, but in the whole deal?
When you stop and think about the events that surrounded the birth, life and death of Christ, not to mention the situations and circumstances that are recorded in the Old Testament, well, let’s just say there are plenty of reasons to doubt.
And then I think, how can the life of a man who lived over 2,000 years ago still impact so many people? That’s when I pray: “Lord, I believe. Help me when I doubt.”
I’m not perfect. None of us are. So why do we think we have to believe perfectly?
Just ask the woman who was given a few weeks to live and is alive today…ten years later.
Ask the man who couldn’t stop the addiction on his own.
Ask the woman whose marriage was over and now the couple are boldly proclaiming what Jesus did in their lives.
Ask the couple who so desperately wanted a child and now their house is full.
Jesus doesn’t mind that we doubt.
Why do we?