Ministry

NO DOUBT!

“LORD, INCREASE OUR FAITH!” LUKE 17:5 NIV

 

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Why it easy to  doubt ?

Because doubters are easy to find.

Because doubting satisfies our need for self-protection.

Because doubting is passive.

Because doubting is contagious.

(a) “What’ll I do?” versus “In God’s strength I can handle it.”

(b) “It’s awful!” versus “It’s a learning experience!”

(c) “I see no way out!” versus “It’s not too big for God.” Your words determine the spiritual climate of your life. So, to move from doubt to faith, start eliminating any unscriptural sentiment from your vocabulary.

It’s easier to catch than the common cold. Its carriers are words. Solomon writes, “You are trapped by your own words” (Pr 6:2 CEV). Words either build you up or tear you down. For example: You don’t wake up in the morning and say, “Today I’m going to doubt God.” No, doubt moves into a vacuum. It takes over when you don’t do the right things. Listen: “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Ro 10:17). If you don’t keep your nose in God’s Word you’ll constantly be assailed by doubts. Nobody likes to be wrong, to get hurt, to fail, so our subconscious reasoning goes like this, “It’s easier not to trust God, to lower my expectations, then I won’t be disappointed.” But you are disappointed, aren’t you? Why? Because of your doubt! How many real friends of faith do you have? Probably not enough. The people around us usually tend to focus on the obstacles, opening the door to doubt. Once that wave gets going, everybody rides it.

I love this poem someone wrote about faith.

Doubt sees the obstacles. Faith sees the way. Doubt sees the darkest night. Faith sees the day. Doubt dreads to take a step. Faith soars on high. Doubt questions “Who believes”? Faith answers “I”.

~~ Author Unknown ~~

 

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