I am the first to admit that I deal with doubt; I think all of us do on some
level. It is man’s fallen state that makes him want to trust himself more than
trusting the creator. Doubt resides in us all, and it is a valuable weapon in the
While we preachers tend to focus on “major” sins often in our preaching,
something like doubt goes unnoticed. Yet, doubt is the most potent of sins. Think
about it: Satan did not tempt Adam and Eve with power, money or sex. He tempted
them by placing a seed of doubt in their head when he said, “Did God really say…”
They bought the line and brought devastating consequences to all of humanity.
He employed the same tactic when tempting Jesus in the wilderness by
twisting the word of God to plant seeds of doubt. However, Jesus was rooted in the Spirit
and God would not fall victim to the devilish predator. He combatted the
scheme of the enemy with scripture regarding the character and nature of God.
Doubt wants you to forget about God’s goodness and his sovereignty. God is
in control and he is working everything for our good behind the scenes. We must
trust his steady hand. He knows beginning from end, he knows what direction
to point us, what opportunities are best for us, and what doors to open or close.
His ways are higher than ours, and he will be proven faithful to those he loves.
So, for all my fellow doubters, remember that you serve a God who is not
indifferent to your life. He gives good gifts to his children. Even though it may seem
dark, he will guide you through to a place of glorious life. All we must do is trust