I decided not to watch the telly tonight and do some reading instead, but nothing seem to interest me. I thought about doing some writing. As I sat down to think about what to write about, my mind went blank. All my thoughts about my day, my feelings, what’s bothering was completely erased from my frame of mind. As I decided to give up on the writing and clean up my desk, I carelessly knocked down some things off my desk which caused an avalanche of office supplies under my desk. As I was picking up all the items that fell I found this pink notebook peeking out at me in a box from undereath my desk. As I began flipping through the pages haphazardly one note caught my attention, ‘When Doubt Comes’ by Rev. Logan (2005). It was then and there as I sat at my desk reading the notes I made, I realized that I’ve been struggling with the issue of doubt.
We all will go through a season of doubt according to Rev. Logan’s sermon. Even some of the most admired, well respected men of faith went through their temporary moments of doubt, such as Zechariah (Luke 1:18-20) and John the Baptist (Matt. 11:1-3). When John heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask if He (Jesus) was the one who come or whether they should expect someone else. So when his disciples reported to John what they had seen the Messiah did, then he believed. Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth were both very old, and she was not able to conceive. When the angel Gabriel foretold Zechariah of the birth of his son, John the Baptist, he asked the angel of God, ” How can I be sure of this?” He lost his voice, because he doubted what only God can do. After his son’s birth he began to speak again.
Fear sometimes can bring about doubt, but the choice is mine [and yours] not stay in this season of doubt and to live above the circumstances. The circumstance may not change, but how you and I choose to live will help us to look at things differently. When you are tempted to doubt, regroup, trust what you know is true and holdfast to the faith.