Doubting God

God’s Word is full of promises:

  • Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. (Acts 16.31).
  • But my God shall supply all your need… (Philippians 4.19).
  • I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Php. 4.13).
  • …I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13.5).

Doubting God does not negate God’s plan!  In the book of Genesis, God promised Abraham a son, but Abraham doubted God and said, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? (Gen. 17.17).  Did his doubts change God’s plan?  No, Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age… (Genesis 21:1-2).

Secondly, doubting God often delays or diverts His blessing.  In 2 Kings 7, God promised besieged, starving Samaria that in one day there would be an abundance of food, but one of the king’s servants doubted.  The following day there was indeed an abundance of food, but not for this man.  …the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died. (2Kings 7:18-20).

Thirdly, doubting God makes the wait harder.  In Luke 1 Zacharias was promised a child, but he doubted.  Luke records the Lord’s response, And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words…(Luke 1:18-20).

Finally, doubting God dilutes our joy and happiness.  Thomas, one of the twelve disciples, refused to believe when the other disciples declared that they had seen the risen Christ.  He spent a miserable eight days before the Lord appeared again and said, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed (happy) are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. (John 20:29).

Dear friend, don’t doubt God.  Put your faith in Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sin, and make all of God’s promises your very own.