Do you ever doubt that Jesus lives in you? Does it ever cross your mind that, maybe, this whole Christianity thing is one great big hoax that has been fooling millions of people for millennia?
Doubt is not the problem. Our response to it is.
And he said to them, “Why are you trouble, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
Luke 24:38-40 (ESV)
Jesus accepted the doubt of the very men who walked with him. Rather than rebuking them, he gave them proof.
Draw near to God, and he he will draw near to you.
James 4:8a (ESV)
This is one story among countless others. For many of us raised in the church, we may find it difficult to remember a single defining moment in our faith. But for people like the man in the video, God went out of His way to show Himself to a single person who was doubting.
God doesn’t hide from us.
You will search for me. And when you search for me with all your heart, you will find me! I will let you find me,” says the Lord.
Jeremiah 29:13-14a (NCV)
When we have doubts, God wants us to come looking for Him. He wants to show Himself to us. He lets us find Him.
Daily Bible reading: 1 Kings 12-13; Luke 24:36-53