DECREASING DOUBT

Job 42:1-6

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

How should the successful Christian deal with doubt? This question often surfaces during times of tragedy when, for an instant, it may seem to some that God is not present. The Bible, however, tells us that God is always with us, in every circumstance, throughout every moment of our lives. He promises in His Word that He will never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).

As humans, the concept of someone who is incapable of disappointing us is hard to grasp. Therefore, our wandering minds often give way to veins of doubt—doubt that God can provide for us, meet our needs, and turn impossibilities into possibilities.

When feelings such as these seek to break your confidence in God, you must take action. Your best defense is His Word. The Bible is our reassurance, our guide to the undeniable truth of God’s love for us and His desire to know us intimately.

If you are not receiving encouragement from your Bible reading, consider purchasing a Bible study tool, such as a tropical concordance. Or you might try inviting a friend to become a Bible study partner with you. This will increase your knowledge in a spirit of fellowship. Be sure to select a person who knows the Scriptures and is capable of directing you to God’s truths in times of doubt. As you study the Bible together, your knowledge will increase and thoughts of doubt will decrease.

Lord, when I was a child, I sang that the B.I.B.L.E. was “the book for me.” I still believe that. Draw me to the ways and means to keep Your Word fresh in my heart.

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