Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:31 NIV
Sometimes I doubt God will answer. As I desire, as I require. I dictate methods instead of outcomes. Thinking I know what is best. Revealing my little faith in His goodness.
Sometimes I doubt God will heal. As I’ve asked, as I’ve tasked. I prescribe my timing rather than waiting. Thinking I know what needs done. Revealing my little faith in His sovereignty.
Sometimes I doubt God can change minds. As I believe, as I grieve. I worry my loved one is lost. Thinking I know their heart better. Revealing my little faith in His power.
Sometimes I doubt. My little faith comes out. To my God who doesn’t answer I shout “Where are you, Jesus? Why don’t you answer?“
With love and graciousness He responds, “Oh ye of little faith, just hang on. You are my beloved in covenant bond. I’ll answer when the time is right. So that you will win each fight. All will come into the light.“
Sometimes I doubt. As all believers do. But then my faith returns He sees me through. Only Jesus is my Savior strong. Defeating doubt with hope anew.
Linda L. Kruschke is the author of My Name Is Beloved, winner of the Unpublished Memoir category of the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest, as well as a self-published author of two poetry books. She is a wife, mother, active member of her church, former Bible Study Fellowship leader, and recovering lawyer. She works as the Director of Legal Publications for the Oregon State Bar. But her real passion is sharing God’s healing grace with others, especially those haunted by sexual trauma and abortion. She struggled with major clinical depression for many years, but through the power of forgiveness has become a fearless follower of Christ, living in the assurance of her salvation and God’s love. She blogs at Another Fearless Year and Broken Believers.