TODAY’S MEDITATION – Is your faith affected by your doubts? (John 20:24-29)

Many believers are always confronted with doubt. Especially, when going through hardships, some wish they could actually see Jesus, touch Him, lean on Him, hear His words as they sit down with Him to get advice. My brother, my sister, in this passage, we read that Thomas wanted to Jesus’ physical presence after His resurrection. But let’s thank God that God’s plan is wiser than our desires, for He has not limited Himself to a physical body because He wants to be with you at all times, through the Holy Spirit, so talk to Him whenever you feel like it… and when you want to hear His words, turn the pages of your Bible. Now, Thomas doubted about the fact that the others had seen Jesus. But he did not entirely reject what they said. he only said “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe” (verse 25). In other words, he allowed his heart to be open to the possibility that what they said was true! Besides, what is interesting is that Jesus was not hard on Thomas for his doubts. Why? Because, despite his doubts, Thomas was still loyal to the believers and to Jesus Himself. Yes, some people may need to doubt before they believe, juts like Thomas. The most important is the way you doubt: if your doubts lead to questions, and questions lead to answers, and if the answers you get are accepted and make you to believe, then your doubts did a good work. The doubt that is not good and that harms faith is the one that becomes stubbornness and can even turn into pride. My friend, when you doubt, don’t stop there: open your heart and seek to know the Lord even more as you continue to search for the answers. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]