One of the questions I get ofter is how do we overcome doubt? How do we acquire childlike faith and keep it? God’s Holy Word says, “And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5, NLT) Christ said it was the most important commandment. Mark 12: 29-30 This degree of loving God must be the first key to overcoming doubt. If we truly love God, will we doubt Him? Please teach us to love you like little children, trusting you in all things and with each moment.
Perhaps our doubt stems from our realization that God doesn’t see and do things the way we do. We can’t understand why God would allow His faithful followers to suffer torture, imprisonment and death for their belief in Him. He’s almighty God! Why doesn’t He rescue these people? Why doesn’t He show His mighty power to the oppressors and break them free? Why does He allow His children to suffer hardship? We’re children of the King! Why doesn’t He keep the bank from foreclosing on our house?
When we start asking these kinds of questions about God, we have entered the realm of human logic and reasoning – a large contributor to doubt and a constant drain on the love relationship that we’re supposed to give all our heart, soul and strength.
Isaiah 55:8 says, “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. (NLT)
We must remember that it is not this life on this earth that we live for. Our time here is brief compared to eternity. Whatever we accomplish here and whatever we suffer here, as long as we have our strong love relationship with our Lord, we will be OK. “If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it.” (Luke 17:33, NLT)