Dealing with doubt
I know worry isn’t of You.
Give me strength as I choose Your peace over what’s troubling me.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Moses worried, too. He worried he wasn’t capable enough to confront Pharaoh. He was worried that he didn’t have what it would take. He worried so much that he even questioned God Himself. God’s reply? “But I will be with you…” (Exodus 3:12 ESV)
“But what do I do?” I asked the doctor calmly. But I felt like I was falling apart inside. Mark was less than a foot away from me, playing with the scarf he’d managed to finagle from around my neck.
“You do the best you can,” the doctor said. “That’s all you can do.”
He’d just given us devastating news. A normal identical by descent (IBD) rate is less than 1%. But Mark’s was over 19%. It both provided answers and complicated things further. We now knew why Mark’s little body was broken in so many ways. But we still didn’t have the specific diagnoses we needed in order to grasp any medical help.
How do I help him if I don’t know what’s wrong?
If the doctors don’t know what to do, how in the world will I?
If doctors can’t help, how in the world can I?
Let not your hearts be troubled.
Believe in God…
John 14:1 (ESV)
God is greater than our doubt. God’s right there, in the midst of it all whether we feel His presence or not.
Make room to see Him. Create space and room in the middle of your doubt, so that you can feel God there, too.
List a few specific ways God’s presence is evident in your life right now.
Doubt wastes mental space and energy. But God can strengthen you (Isaiah 40:31)—when you allow Him, too.
Which will you choose: wrestling with doubt or trusting God?
How can you make that choice each day, every minute?