As humans we are imperfect beings, but when we give our word or promise we expect the person we are telling to trust what we are saying and do not doubt us. It is a possibility for the word or promise we give that person to not come to pass. The Almighty God who gave Jesus Christ His only begotten son to pay the price for our sins which is the ultimate sacrifice to show us that we can trust Him for anything He promises us. When He makes a promise He will always fulfill it. The Bible says in Jeremiah 1: 12 “Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it” The Bible also tells us in Isaiah 55: 11 “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. There are so much words of assurance from Jesus Christ for our victories in the Bible.
God does not not want us to doubt Him. Doubt is an evil seed that stops the harvest of one’s testimony. Doubt is fertilized by fear to oppose the word of God that is planted in our heart. Doubt is a spiritual hijacker of our positive thoughts by the enemy. Whenever we should or about to rise in confidence doubt appears and opposes our expected victories Doubt hinders miracle and prolongs problems. Doubt is a hindrance to spiritual growth and the christian’s maturity.
There is a difference between doubt and unbelief but doubt can cripple our belief system and create unbelief. I was reading the Bible where it states in Mark 11: 23 “For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou remove and be thou cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith” We have the power to use our words effectively and more powerfully when applying the word of God directly to our situations. Here the verse is showing that doubt seeks to attack and nullify the precious words in our heart. If we do not allow room for doubt in our hearts then we will be effective in doing the impossibilities. The mountains will move and find itself in the sea.
There is one absolute truth and it is the truth of the word of God. Perfect love cast out all fear. When we love God and want to please him we would step out like Peter on the water. Why did Peter stepped out on the water? Peter stepped out because he did not doubt the words Jesus said to him. People will doubt because of fear of the unknown, and not willing to exercise faith. As doubt rise and start to try to cripple our faith it can become impossible to please God because we would already give place to the devil.
HOW DO WE DEAL WITH DOUBT: Speak to the opposing voice or words injected in our thoughts. Speak the word of the Lord above what doubt is saying. Pray against the enemy’s strategy. We need to pray always to the Lord Jeremiah 33: 3 Call unto me and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not. He will give us His assurance on to destroy the doubts in our lives.