Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 27, 2014

Doubts

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

John 20:24-25 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”

Thomas refused to believe the others. It didn’t matter to him how many said they say Jesus alive. He had to see for himself. Before we get too critical of his lack of belief we must examine ourselves. Sometimes we are too quick to believe things. We hear something on the news and believe it to be true. We hear gossip and believe it to be true. Yet the most important thing, the way to God, seems so hard for so many to believe. We look at the miracle of creation and don’t believe it was planned and orchestrated by God because we didn’t see Him do it. We don’t understand how God could love us so and forgive us so we don’t believe and continue living in regret of sin. It seems easier to believe the bad than the good. Thomas believed the bad. The Man he trusted and thought would save the Jews from the Romans died. No one could come back to life after such a horrible death. Jesus is full of compassion. He knows our weakness. He came to Thomas and showed him the scars from the nails. Thomas believed. He shows Himself in many ways today yet so many doubt. Even believers have to fight doubts. That’s one reason God has sent His Holy Spirit to us. The Holy Spirit is thee witness within us to all Jesus said and did. Our question is are we listening to His Spirit or to the noise of the world?

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