Jesus - Hope for Doubt
Hebrews 11:1-6 (NIV)
1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead. 5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Doubt is something we face on a daily basis, because it creeps into every aspect of our lives. We doubt every decision we make or have made because we doubt the path in which it will take us. Doubt makes its way into out work life, our home, our family situations and often we even doubt ourselves. Most importantly I find we often doubt God, the things he is doing in us and through us. It all falls back onto the fact that we lack faith, because when we don’t have faith that’s when you truly allow doubt to take ahold of your situation. Our faith must not be limited to certain particular situations or events in our lives, but it needs to be woven into everything we do. Every decision we make, every step we take should be directly linked to the faith we have in God. We need to believe that our faith can truly move mountains, that it can overcome any hurdle. We need to believe that with faith, we know that our loving and powerful God will move in us and through us. “Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Sometimes it simply takes having faith in the future we cannot see, the path God laid out for each of us individually, to overcome the doubt that overcomes us.
By: Kendra Rath