In Times of Doubt

John’s followers told John everything that was being said about Jesus. So he sent two of them to ask the Lord, “Are you the one we should be looking for? Or must we wait for someone else?”

(Luke 7:18-19 CEV)

Even the great preacher had his times of doubt. When Jesus didn’t bring the results John expected, the Baptist began to doubt if Jesus was truly the Messiah he had been waiting for. So John sent his disciples to Jesus with the question, “Are you the one we should be looking for? Or must we wait for someone else?” Jesus answered by pointing to His miracles (Luke 7:21-22), the evidence that characterized the ministry of the Messiah, and added, “God will bless everyone who doesn’t reject me because of what I do” (Luke 7:23). While Jesus understood John’s doubt and discouragement, He didn’t want John to be ensnared by them. Therefore, when in doubt, come to Jesus, expecting an answer.

Our doubts don’t make God love us less because even then He still cares.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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