Doubt is contagious and requires no faith or effort on our part to obtain or contain it. It’s always easier not to trust God than it is to trust Him. Since doubters are so prevalent, doubting always seems to come in an easy to unwrap package. In our efforts to satisfy our need for self-protection, doubt encourages us to lower our expectations. Not wanting to fail or to be hurt, we lower our expectations to prevent disappointment. With lowered expectations our circumstances become somewhat easier to accept when things don’t work out the way we had hoped or imagined.
Frequently doubt enters the door through the people around us who are quick to point out the obstacles and hindrances to our situation. The Bible states, “…you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.” (Pr 6:2) Doubt is carried on the wings of words. The words you speak or listen to will either lift you up or tear you down, either increase your faith or decrease it. The Bible also states, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Ro 10:17). If we don’t keep our mind filled with God’s Word we’ll be constantly assailed by doubt. Words are powerful!
Who’s words are you listening to today? Are you walking in faith or are you walking in doubt? Are you walking with God’s perspective of your situation or have you cowered to man’s perspective? Man’s perspective is limited and skewed and hinges on doubt. God’s perspective is free and boundless and wrapped in His promises.
Doubt corrupts God’s word and leaves us wavering and vulnerable.
Faith does not ignore the facts, it ignores the power of the facts.
Faith is not about telling God how big your storm is, it’s about telling the storm how big your God is!
May the word of God capture our minds and send us forth in FAITH this day and every day…In Jesus’ Name we pray…Amen