I have seen the Lord goodness, His mercy and compassion. I have seen the Lord goodness, His mercy and compassion, alleluia Praise the Lord// His Name is higher far above other Name His Name is Jesus, His Name is God. His Name is higher far above other Name His Name is Jesus, His Name is God.

Thank You Father for all You have done and yet to do, glory be Your Name on high. Blessed Redeemer, thank You and Thank You and Thank You for ever more. Thank You Father for answering our prayers, what can we do without You, Thank You for Your love and kindness, glory be to Your Name. What a Wonder You are. Thank You Lord, thank You Lord.

Beloved, I know He answers prayer? was your prayers receive answers or do you find yourself in the scenario that was discussed yesterday? Even the angels will be confused what your actual need is when you pray and your mind and heart are in disagreement with one another.

Considering our topic for the day, is having same look with what we studied yesterday. We are coming again with more teaching on unbelief and doubt. Faith contains none of the two and therefore will not get for us what we are or may be asking from God.

Join me as we discover more about it:

 

Exodus 39:32-40:38, Psalm 23:1-6, Proverbs 5:21-23, Matthew 28:1-20

The Nature of Doubt

When they saw Him, they worshiped, but some doubted.—Matthew 28:17

A man whom I regarded as truly converted said to me: “I am riddled with so many doubts that I sometimes feel I am not a Christian at all.” When I pointed out to him the nature of doubt—that it is not the same as unbelief—I saw a new expression appear on his face. He grasped me by the hands and said: “How can I ever sufficiently thank you? You have released a pressure that has been building up inside me for years.”

I met him years later, and he told me that the simple insight I had given him concerning the nature of doubt was all he needed to face his doubts and deal with them in a spiritual way. I say again, no misunderstanding causes more anxiety to the heart of a Christian than that which concerns the nature of doubt.

Let’s put unbelief under the microscope for a moment, for by doing so we will see the nature of doubt still more clearly. Unbelief is a willful refusal to believe, resulting in a deliberate decision to disobey. It is a state of mind which is closed against God, an attitude of heart which disobeys God as much as it disbelieves the truth. It is the consequence of a settled choice.

Doubt is not a willful decision to disbelieve but a suspension between faith and unbelief. To believe is to be in one mind; to disbelieve is also to be in one mind, but to doubt is to be caught in the halfway stage between the two—suspended between the desire to affirm and the desire to negate.

Prayer

Father, while I am relieved to discover that doubt is not the same as unbelief, I nevertheless long to live a doubt-free existence. Break down any barriers within me that would hinder the flow of faith. In Christ’s name I ask it. Amen.

Further Study

Jn 11:16; 14:5; 20:24-29; 21:2; Mt 10:3

How did Thomas display his total commitment?

Why then did he doubt?

Are still in doubt of what God can do. Remember our God is sovereign and therefore He can do all things. So watch it that you don’t limit God but be open to what He can do and it shall be well with you.

Beloved, “Giant Stride” demands infringing faith so hold on to the Word of God.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.