S: And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.” Mark 11:22-23 (ESV)
O: Doubt – Feel uncertain about; uncertain – not able to be relied on; not known or definite
Believe – Accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of
A: Both of these words are verbs – action – requiring some kind of energy or effort from me. This means I can decide where I want to put my energy, my effort, my focus. I can waste myself pouring into doubt (which by its very definition is unreliable!), or I can invest myself – my soul – into believing (the truth – which God has proven over and over again!).
It’s my responsibility to feed my thoughts. While others can tell me how & what I should feed them, ultimately, it’s up to me what I want to dwell on. I decide which thoughts I want to grow.
Why do I squander my time and energy into thoughts of uncertainty when I can choose to invest them into the most certain thing I know? The most certain One I know?
Every time I doubt, I am questioning the character of God. That’s like cheering for the devil!
I refuse to let Satan have any more real estate in my mind! I refuse to feed thoughts of doubt and uncertainty. Instead I will focus on the promises of God!
Now is the time to work on my Scripture memorization. I want to bury the promises of God in my heart. So, beginning today, I will work on memorizing one Bible verse a week.
The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.
Nahum 1:7 (NIV)
P: Thank You for Your faithfulness God. Thank You for being reliable…every time. I put my trust in You alone. Help me to choose You over any doubt that tries to creep in. You are faithful and true. You are good and kind. You are my friend and my God. I love You, Jesus.
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