Doubt is defined as uncertainty. When used as a verb, doubt is defined as fear. Satan uses this fear against us to try to make us believe that what we believe to be true is actually false; that Jesus isn’t who He says He is or He can’t really change our lives. If you continue to allow your mind to wallow in these doubts, they will start to sound like the truth. However, scripture teaches us how to combat these fears by telling us what the truth actually is.
Scripture teaches us that community is vitally important in the fight against doubt. If we isolate ourselves, the most obvious of lies will start to sound like the truth. On the other hand, if we open up to others and tell them about our doubts, they can help us find the truth.
Scripture also teaches us the truth about Jesus. When doubt starts to take over our mind, it is easy to start to believe that our hope and strength is found deep in ourselves. However, scripture tells us otherwise. Our hope and strength is found in Christ alone. The more we read Scripture, the more we will understand that everything we need is found in Christ, and it is through Him alone that our lives and hearts can actually change.
When we understand these truths, our hearts can truly say:
My feet may fail when fear surrounds me,
but You’ve never failed and You won’t start now.
Spirit lead me where my faith is without borders.
Let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me.
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander,
and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior.
Christ will never let us down. He is always with us. In Him we find everything we need. The next time doubt creeps into your mind, remember these truths.