I thought about this today…I hate doubt, don’t you? It hits us at different times, but especially in the midst of taking the next big step in our life. We have all been there. Every true Christian has had their moments of doubt that try to creep in and capture their thoughts. But, you must shut the door and stop those thoughts. Let’s look at a definition that I found in the Wikipedia, free encyclopedia: Doubt is uncertainty in the context of trust (where it takes the form of distrust), action, decision or faith. It implies challenging some notion of truth in effect, or hesitating to take action on it due to concern that one might be mistaken. That definition does not paint a pretty picture of us when we doubt God in our circumstance, and this is what this is really about isn’t it? You’re dealing with something in your life and you find, even as a true Christian, you have doubt in your mind as to whether or not it will work out. So, in effect then, you doubt the fact that your God can help you right where you are.
James 1:6 tells us something about doubt: But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind… He is saying in verse 6 that you must believe! You cannot doubt or distrust Christ because He who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
So let’s turn this around now. A true Christian has complete trust in God, a trust that dispels all doubt. The true Christian will praise Him for who He is and will know that they have the victory through trusting in Him. They will give their situation fully to the Lord and will step out of doubt and jump into total trust in knowing that He is in control. Determine in your mind that doubts out and trusting Him is in.
“And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.”—Psalms 9:10