Saturday, February 6, 2016

Doubt - It Does NOT Stop God!

One of my all-time favorite books is, One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World by Tullian Tchividjian. When it came out a couple years ago, I reviewed it and said, this "is a book which I will enthusiastically recommend; even to the point of saying if you only read one book this year, make it One Way Love!" 

The pastor at my church has said many times, "Every Christian experiences doubt." This is so true. At some point in all of our lives we experience doubt. We doubt if God really called us. We may doubt if God is really with us. We may doubt if God is going to answer our prayers. Even in our ministries we experience doubt - will God send the volunteers? Does God want to use me in ministry? 

Whatever the doubt, we all experience it. Often when doubt comes, fear comes with it, we lose our focus, and are distracted from God's Grace. God wants us to experience, power, joy and peace, but doubt makes us afraid. However, our doubt does not prevent God from saving us! Just as Jesus was not going to let Peter drown and rescued him from the waves; Jesus rescues us, too, because doubt does not stop God from doing what He was planning on doing!

I loved how Trullian said our salvation is not dependent on the work we do to keep it. God's Grace is all we needed to be saved and it is God's Grace which insures our salvation. I also love how my pastor said we, "go through doubt, so God can save us from doubt!"

When we are in the midst of what God has commanded us to do, we may find ourselves experiencing doubt, but when this happens, we can know Jesus is with us, He will save us, He wants us to experience power, peace and joy and He will walk with us through doubt, so He can save us from doubt! 

As you serve in the coming week, remember and be encouraged about the truth about doubt!

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