What To Do When You're Doubting... (Monday Reflections)

These are just some personal reflections and things the Lord has revealed to me when I was going through some doubts. After a good friend told me her granddaughter was going through some tough times I thought I'd share a few things that have helped me along in the process.

Things to remember:
God loves you. Seriously. Pray that over yourself, remind yourself daily, hourly, by the minute because that one thing that will never change.

Doubts happen to everybody. When we stop thinking we're alone and the first to have this happen is when we're one step closer to coming out on top.

You are in a covenant relationship with the Lord. This means that you aren't going to judge His love for you based on feelings, circumstances, etc. but will remember His Word and believe it as TRUTH because it is. Decide that you are going to be faithful despite ______ (fill in the blank) because He is faithful to you.

Things to do:
Make a decision. This goes along with what I said in the last point and that is you must decide to either walk with the Lord or not to. Sometimes when we're doubting it's quite tempting to give up. DON'T. Question: Has God been faithful both to you and others before? Answer: Yes. I don't need to know you to the answer to that one. Are you breathing? That's grace. Did you eat today? That's grace. Did His Son die for you? GRACE!

Now, this doesn't go to say that you don't need to educate yourself a little. If you're curious about the start of Christianity, where it originated from, how it got to where it is today, physical proof, etc. then go to a pastor, youth minister, or trusted friend and get them to help you find some credible books that will help you out.

Most importantly, trust in the Lord. Even when you can't "feel" Him (am I the only one who thinks we've made emotions our idol?) He is with you and He will walk with you through all your messes.

God bless you, friends!

As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30 NIV

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