April 18, 2024

Dealing With Doubt

Psalm 56:1-13

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid.

—  Psalm 56:3-4

Doubt can cast a shadow on our faith, causing us to question God’s faithfulness and promises. But in the midst of doubt we can find assurance by anchoring ourselves in the unwavering truth of God’s Word. When doubt arises, we turn to God in prayer, pouring out our hearts honestly. We express our fears, uncertainties, and questions, knowing that the Lord welcomes our honesty. In his presence we find reassurance, comfort, and the strength to persevere. It’s important to remember that doubt is not a sign of weakness but an invitation for growth. It presents an opportunity to seek a deeper understanding of God’s character and of his plans for our lives. We can find encouragement in the testimonies of others who have experienced God’s faithfulness in the midst of their doubts. As we experience doubt, we hold fast to the promises of God. We remind ourselves of his past faithfulness and lean on his unfailing love. We invite God to reveal himself to us, to increase our faith, and to dispel the shadows of doubt with the light of his truth.

Faithful God, when I am in doubt, guide me to trust your unwavering faithfulness. Help me to bring all my doubts to you, seeking comfort. Increase my faith. Reveal yourself in profound ways. Grant me the strength to overcome my doubts and to walk in truth. In Jesus, Amen.

About the author — Darrell Delaney

Darrell Delaney is a cohost of ReFrame’s podcast ministry Groundwork and serves as lead chaplain with Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry in Michigan. He considers it his life’s calling to create and facilitate life-giving environments in which people can thrive and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Darrell and his wife, Kia, have three children. He enjoys spending time with family, walking, reading, and playing basketball, chess, and video games.

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