Men of Redemption

Restoring a Life of Purity – One Day at a Time

Read Your Word This Morning? – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!!

Posted by Men of Redemption on March 3, 2017



In reading God’s Word, do you ever run across some of the people you read about where doubt is prevalent in their belief? I can tell you I see it all the time. It seems that in many situations doubt always seems to raise its ugly head when our faith is put to the test. In Matthew 14, Jesus had just finished feeding the five thousand people who were hearing Him bring the Word and teaching them when He instructed the disciples to get into their boat and go before Him and meet Him on the other side. There was the tossing and turning of the waves of the sea, which caused the boat to become uncontrollable. The disciples appeared afraid, including Peter, but they saw Jesus from a distance and immediately “thought” He was a ghost! It was clear in verse 26 that the disciples knew it was Jesus and the Word said they were “troubled” and fear came upon them. Now if they knew it was Jesus why would they think or assume that he might be a ghost? Could it be that it was dark, late at night, that their perception of Him distorted their view and they couldn’t identify Him? Maybe. But if they were secure in knowing who Jesus was, and is, they would have no doubt as to who He was even in the midst of a storm or even in trouble. How about you? Does doubt or distraction seem at the forefront of your thinking when it comes to our Heavenly Father in times of struggle or trouble? When I spend time in the Word, I learn about being comforted in His love and grace that no matter what comes before me I know that He is near. He promised in His Word that He would never leave me nor forsake me at any time (Hebrews 13:5). There is no room for doubt or distraction no matter what comes my way. The power of His Word extinguishes the doubt, the distractions because He is always there even right in the very middle of my storms. But in order to have that comfort I need to engulf myself in His Word daily and trust Him that He is always by our side. Jesus is Lord always, so I don’t allow doubt or distraction to rise in your mind or heart when I’m troubled or in a difficult situation. Trust the Lord God to comfort you, and doubt will never raise its head when you rest in His love.



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