Daily Bible Reading for Wednesday, January 24th:



How God Helps Us With Doubt

Zacharias Writes Down the Name of his Son - 1486-90 - Ghirlandaio

Zacharias Writes Down the Name of his Son – 1486-90 – Ghirlandaio

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In Luke 1, Zachariah heard some extraordinary news and it was definitely hard to believe. He was a priest carrying out his duties at the altar when the angel appeared and identified himself. (Luke 1:18) This should have been good enough for a man of God, but he let doubt rule the day.

Since he questioned the angel’s message, Zechariah was muted until he gave his new son the name John. (Read all about the birth of John the Baptist.)

Zechariah wasn’t the first one to ever doubt God. If we are honest with ourselves, we know he wasn’t the last. It is something that every Christian struggles with.

God doesn’t want us to be worried. He hates when we have doubt.

And He has told us that a lot.

Today, take your Bible out and look at all the ways that God let us know he wants us to put ourselves in his care and trust him:

  • James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding…
  • Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope
  • Psalms 118:9 – It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes
  • Matthew 24:35 – Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away
  • John 14:1 – Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.
  • And the big one: Matthew 6:25-34 – Do not be anxious for tomorrow, God will take care of you…

Feelings of doubt, weakened trust, and worry are all dealt with through prayer and spending time in God’s word. (Romans 10:17) Some times are harder than others, but this is always the proper course of action.

Make it a priority to do this more!

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In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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