But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  (James 1:6 NKJV)

And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.”  (Mat 21:21 ESV – emphasis added)

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.  (1 John 5:14 ESV)

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.  (Heb 11:6 NKJV)

Doubt can be defined as:  calling into question the truth of something; a state of uncertainty; to lack confidence in something.  So what should we do with doubt? 

One suggestions is to pray and ask God to give us wisdom to recognize doubt for what it is.  Doubt is a disruption to and an interference with our faith in God and in His Word. 

Clearly doubt does not come from God!  Doubt creates disorder and commotion, and will keep our lives in constant turmoil if we allow it.  But that is not a picture of the life that Jesus had in mind for each of us!

Jesus said that He came to give us abundant life.  (John 10:10)  He came to seek and to save the lost.  (Lk 19:10; Mat 18:11)  And He also came to provide a pattern for holy living for all believers.  (1 Pet 2:21; Mat 11:29)  Jesus lived a life full of faith in His Father, and obedience to His Father’s will. 

Jesus is our example of faith, so let us boldly and unashamedly allow our faith to shine brightly and to lead us into a life of obedience to God’s Word.

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