Friday, September 25, 2015

Five Minute Friday: "Doubt"

Our Mistress of Ceremonies for the Five Minute Friday is Kate over at Heading Home.  Hope you link up with us and join the fun.


Mark 9:24 - "And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. "

Doubts, we all have them. Yes, I know for a Christian to say he has doubts is akin to blasphemy, but hear me out.  To say that you have absolutely no doubt is to say that you "have arrived,"  which, of course, is a flat out lie...unless you're dead, then you have "arrived" (hopefully at the right destination).

Take a page from this father.  He was in desperate need of a cure for his son.  What did he do with his doubts?  First, he admitted them.  Second, he stuck with Jesus until the answer came.  His doubt wasn't that Jesus was capable of preforming the needed miracle.  He was more than able.  If that had been the case, he never would have come to Christ and His disciples in the first place.  No, his doubt, like ours who will admit it, was whether Jesus would help him.  Yes, it's easy to believe when you see the Lord's miracles in the Scriptures or see miracles among your church family.  Satan brings doubt when you want to believe that God truly is "no respecter of persons" (Acts 10:34).  The key is to do what the father did:  Admit your doubts and stick with Jesus until the answer comes.


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