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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Morning Reflections


Doubts And Faith


Can a believer in Jesus who has occasional doubts about matters of faith ever be effective in serving the Lord? Some people think that mature and growing Christians never question their beliefs. But just as we have experiences that can build our faith, we can also have experiences that cause us to temporarily doubt.
The disciple Thomas had initial doubts about reports of Jesus’ resurrection. He said, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, . . . I will not believe” (John 20:25). Christ did not rebuke Thomas but showed him the evidence he asked for. Amazed at seeing the risen Savior, Thomas exclaimed: “My Lord and my God!” (20:28). After this incident, the New Testament is silent about what happened to Thomas.
A number of early church traditions, however, claim that Thomas went to India as a missionary. It is said that while there he preached the gospel, worked miracles, and planted churches. Some of these churches in India still have active congregations that trace their founding back to Thomas.
A time of doubt doesn’t have to become a life pattern. Allow God to lead you into a deeper understanding of His reality. Renew your faith. You can still accomplish great things for Him.
When faith grows weak and doubts arise,
Recall God’s love and tender care;
Remind yourself of all He’s done
And of those times He answered prayer. —D. De Haan
Learn to doubt your doubts and believe your beliefs.

Read: John 20:24-31

Hi Bloggers, it's been a while. 
I've been in a lot of physical pain and though I've tried not to complain, my attitude has been very different, even discouraged lately. But there is an end in sight and I'm looking forward to it. I'm reminding myself of all that God has done, the answered prayer, His love and tender care. 
I haven't forgotten about my little blog and it's original purpose, to count my blessings and delight in the mundane. I will be back soon, better than ever!

3 comments:

Bonnie said...

I hope you are feeling much better soon. Bonnie

glorystory said...

Thanks so much Bonnie. How are you doing? So sorry about your losses over the summer. Touching story. And I love the "If A Dog Was Your Teacher..."!

Maybe I need to loosen up a bit!

Haven and Home said...

Oh I hate to hear you are in pain, I will send your prayers your way!!!

xx,

Marianne