Doubt We All Have It At Times
Are We Beginning To Sink?
Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."
Come," he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"
During my early years while walking with Christ, I have these messages of doubt following me around, and I did all kinds of research, and prayers went up so often that I felt my search was in vein.
Peter took his eyes off Jesus, when he saw the wind he lost faith and doubted Jesus' faithfulness to keep him on top of the water. We all tend to doubt, especially when we are going through trying times. What causes us to doubt? Satan can feed us a bunch of lies, after all he is the father of lies, right!
In Matthew 8:25-26
Jesus speaks to his disciples about doubt also. The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!"
He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
Jesus has rebuked so many winds and waves in my life that all I could do was stand in awe of Him. The disciples we're amazed at His work and at His amazing stand against the violent force they thought would kill them. Sometimes we panick when we go through stages of doubt, I was wondering if I was really a Christian and sometimes doubt still comes, especially when I'm going through a crisis. I ask God alot to forgive me for doubting His goodness, but in our lives we wonder why all this is happening especially when we love God and we know we can look at our past lives and see Him working there. I have to take time to look behind me to see where God's hand has been so it can build up my faith, and stop the doubts. Satan will lead us into all confustion.
So, when we doubt we have a friend in Jesus, He will rebuke those winds and all things that are not of Him in our lives.
Written By Betty Bolden
Jesus Is My Joy Ministries