When your faith feels shaky (2)

When your faith feels shaky (2)
‘…reach out…Stop doubting and believe.’ John 20:27 NIV

You’re not the only Christian in the world who has their doubts; new believers, pastors and missionaries, even the disciples had their shaky moments. Thomas could be the patron saint of shakiness and he’d lived in and out of Jesus’ pockets for three years. He said: ‘Unless I… put my finger where the nails were…I will not believe…’ (John 20:25 NIV) Jesus said…’Reach out your hand …Stop doubting and believe.’ (John 20:27 NIV) Thomas asks the question we all ask when we’re struggling, ‘If God is so good, why do I feel so bad? If His message is so clear, why am I confused?’ Notice Jesus’ reaction though. He doesn’t slap Thomas on the wrist for his doubts, He allows him to poke around for the proof he wants. Jesus won’t get an inferiority complex because you’re having a few doubts, He’s allowing you to poke around for the proof you want. Talk to someone you respect, read the Word, research, pray through it, do whatever it is that will help you reach out your hand and start believing. Perhaps, your doubts are part of the bigger picture. It is a dangerously sharp faith that will keep trusting when there are no answers. Isaiah says, ‘My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways…’ (Isaiah 55:8 NKJ) The truth is, God doesn’t think like us. He sees the big picture way beyond our doubts and unanswered questions.
SoulFood: Acts 16-17, Luke 8:16- 25, Ps 140, Pr 16:3

Mon 19 July, 2010


CALENDAR
Select a specific day

Post Date

Recent Articles

Jots and Tittles: Beth

Bethlehem, Bethany, Bethel, Bethesda, Bethsaida, Bethphage and Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan—so many places in Scripture start with ‘beth’.

Call On His Name

2020 was rough year for most people, but particularly for those in arts and music. For Elle Limebear, who was on tour in America at the time, it was even more challenging to try and get home to the UK. ‘We all had to pivot and adapt. Everything got cancelled, and it just very chaotic….

Every Step of the Way

Singer, songwriter Cade Thompson joined Mel on Vision180 to chat about the challenges he faced recording his new album in the middle of the pandemic.

Faith, Fear, and Australia: 3 Lessons I Learned As I Stepped Out

I’ll never forget the day I stepped onto the airplane at the Atlanta airport. This wasn’t just any plane or a normal trip. I was going to Australia. I was terrified, I was excited, and I was questioning my decision all at the same time. I thought I had lost my mind. About a year…

Donate to vision

Over 80% of our income is from the freewill gifts of wonderful people just like you.
So thank you for helping. Your generous support is 'Connecting Faith to Life'.