Being OK with Doubts


Matthew 28:17 “When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.”

Jesus in his resurrected body, was worshiped but some doubted he was truly alive.  Even some of the worshipers might have doubted.  This brings up a good topic. Can we really love God and wrestle with doubts?  Yes,   Of course. We are all on a journey of faith. Our faith grows through our life.  We are learning, we are worshiping, and sometimes, even doubting.

We must be like Thomas who said, “Lord I believe, help my unbelief (Mark 9.24).”  We do walk in what we are not sure of for a lot of our faith; that is why it is faith.  As I grow older in age and in Christ, my doubts are disappearing and there are less of them, but I have also found contentment in the mysteries of the Kingdom.

I am good with the Lord’s mysteries.  I am OK if I can’t “know” and fully “understand” everything in my spiritual life with Christ.  I mean it is heavenly and I am earthly.  I won’t get it all and understand it all.  I don’t mind that anymore.  “I don’t know,” is  a statement I was ashamed to say, but now embrace it.  I don’t know a lot, but I do know the Lord and he is good.

If you have some doubts about the things of God, that’s OK.  We work through the things we don’t  understand, and at times must settle on being good with not knowing. If we can’t comprehend all mysteries of the Lord, His Scriptures, and spiritual concepts, as long as we know Christ, trust our lives with him.  Through the mysteries I can still grow in my love, my faith, and my devotion to the Lord.  These do not prevent faith, but actually spur us ahead.

I think of that older hymn “Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand, but I know Who holds tomorrow, and I know Who holds my hand.”  That is so very true. Have a great tomorrow.

Pastor Nate

I Know who Holds my Hand by Allison Krauss

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