You cannot live expecting God to do something in your life and at the same time doubt He will do anything. Doubting is an issue in most of our lives and it’s like pulling the plug on all our prayers to God. When we speak faithless words of doubt it’s like throwing needles at balloons of faith. People of faith have always been diseased with the plague of doubt. One reason is because we don’t feed our faith the powerful truths of God’s word. Wherever faith is not, doubt will surely be present, active, depressing and confusing. We doubt because it’s just easier, and the old nature fosters unbelief and discredits the power of God. We doubt many times because we surround ourselves with doubters and faithless people. We doubt because we hear the doubters voices saying, “You can’t do that,” “Nothing will happen,” “Don’t count on it,” “It will never work.” Oh what a blessing it would be to silence those voices that will also sing, “Victory in Jesus,” but then pray and live in unbelief. Listen to what Jesus said can happen when faith is not tainted with doubt.
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. 22 “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matthew 21:21-22
Among the twelve, it was Thomas who doubted Jesus’ resurrection. While the other disciples lived in the joy and peace of the resurrection, there was Thomas left in his defiance and doubt. He refused to believe unless he could actually see those nail scars in Jesus’ hands.
You don’t have to be like Thomas, but that means you have to examine your life, words and thoughts for any traces of doubt. Once doubts set in, they are not going to decrease, and they will continue to increase until you see that doubt is what’s killing the joy and peace in your life. Don’t entertain an attitude of doubt and don’t be a spiritual skeptic, but believe, believe, believe in the power of God and fight for a strong faith in your life. Ask God to help you detect any doubts that try to rise up and take the place of your faith. Start this moment living in faith and get out of doubt!