Fear and Doubt

The word doubt means being uncertain. It’s hard to learn to trust God. We are so used to doing everything for ourselves. We often doubt quickly when we are in tough and trying times. It is in those moments of uncertainty of our life that we should be trusting God like never before. Because God is the only certain thing.
When there is a job loss, sickness, loss of a friendship, a trial in the marriage, or hard times financially. We need to seek God and be sincere with Him, and ask Him for wisdom. 
James 1:5-8 says,

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord.”

God knows what we are thinking. We just need to ask, listen and move in faith. Not ask in doubt and ask in doubt. We need to ask without guilt. Many times we feel guilty because we don’t’ feel like we deserve it. Don’t be guilty, God forgave our sins and has removed them. 

Ask Boldly! Don’t be timid. If you love God with all your heart; you know His word. Don’t let yourself be tossed around by the wind. Believe and be bold.  
John 10:10 says,

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
We can’t enjoy our lives if we live in fear, doubt, and being timid. God want to give us life. 
Ephesians 3:12 says,

“in whom we have boldness and confidence of access through our faith in him.”

We can approach God with boldness and confidence. Be bold! Don’t fall into the temptation of judging yourself. The “I should have.” I should have read my Bible longer. I should be a better wife. I should not have bought that. I should have said hello. I should talk in a nicer tone. You’re right. We make mistakes. We all have weaknesses. But God forgives us and we learn and grow. 
It’s about our love for Jesus. It’s about our relationship with Him. It’s not about trying to impress Him. It’s about, Lord I know I am not perfect but I trust you. Let’s walk in this together. 
I ask for your wisdom Lord. I ask with confidence and boldly for_____________. I trust you Lord. We will make it through this.  

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