Thursday, July 19, 2012
By Odon Bulamba (19th November 2005)
When you doubt it means you are not sure and you don’t accept completely. When you doubt it means you stay away and are afraid of coming closer in case you fall into a mistake. If the Church of God is being destroyed today it’s because of doubt. For example, if I don’t trust Hayley, I will keep my distance. Sometimes we keep our distance from God because we doubt God is really here and we doubt He is really in our heart and we start to doubt that we are really Christian.
Mark 11:23&24, “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
If you don’t doubt you’ll get anything that you ask for. Doubt is something the devil raised for the first time in the garden of Eden. He visited Eve and made her doubt what God had said and this is the way us Christians fall when we believe something and then satan puts in doubt. Adam and Eve found they were naked and this is the consequence of doubt. Adam and Eve believed God but they minimised His message.
Doubt is the best poison to destroy your faith and when you doubt your faith becomes sick and then your actions will be sick and God will not be pleased. If you other people, God will also doubt you.
Jude 22, “Be merciful to those who doubt”.
Do we help those who doubt and try to convince them and pray for them or do we just judge them?
Christians who doubt cut themselves from the tree of life. A Christian with doubt is like bitter water; when people try to drink it they will reject it and although we are thirsty, the taste makes it impossible to swallow.
1 Corinthians 13:7 “[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres”.