Sunday, October 11, 2020

When Doubt Comes

When doubt comes your way, don't be surprised. No believer is exempt from an attack of doubt. We live in an age of doubt and unbelief. Media may be used to bombard believers with every form of doubt. Most often, however, doubt comes from experiences in life, which causes us to question our faith. The question is not if doubt will come. The question is, how will we respond to thoughts of doubt?

Doubt may attack at different points. Doubt seeks to rob you of assurance in salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Doubt comes to question the reliability of Scripture. Doubt attacks your prayer life. In every area of faith, doubt stands ready to attack. Doubt is a subtle form of temptation. It tempts you to doubt God.

All doubt can be defeated without fail. Look to the Spirit of God to guide you into all truth. Truth dispels doubt. The Holy Spirit defeats doubt on every hand. False faith falls in the face of doubt. True faith abides, because it is a gift of God's Spirit. "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three" (1 Corinthians 13:13). The Holy Spirit bears witness to the truth in your heart. "When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth" (John 16:13).  

When a believer quenches or grieves the Holy Spirit through sin, doubt has an open opportunity to attack. The solution is to confess our sins to God. Receive fresh cleansing from all sin. Ask the Holy Spirit to forgive you for grieving Him. Yield to the Spirit of God to fill you with faith to trust the truth of God.