I love the fact that the more I get to know the Lord, the more He releases me to be comfortable in my own skin. He teaches me how to be me. He helps me let go of others standards and perceptions of me. He tells me that He loves me for being me. There’s something very important I’ve come to learn from this. Jesus wants us to be honest with ourselves.
He ultimately knows me better than I know myself. He knows if I’m not being completely honest with myself—even when being completely honest with myself involves doubting Him. He would rather I be honest and face any doubts I may have instead of putting on “fake faith.” God is secure in who He is. Our doubts do not intimidate Him or make Him any less true. If we are not honest with our doubts then I think we halt ourselves from growing in faith. They will remain buried and hidden in a dark spiritual closet. We must bring them to the light.
Since I have come to Christ I have brought many doubts to Him and He has helped me to move past them turning doubts into faith and weaknesses into strength. It’s ok to be honest with yourself. Bring your doubts to the altar and lay them at His feet. Ask God to give you the gift of faith.
Lord I believe, help my unbelief! –Mark 9:24
- Jesus says, “Come” (possesshispromises.com)
- Imitating Jesus (wordsaver.wordpress.com)
- I have graven you on my hands (inspirationalchristiansfortoday.com)
- How do I Pray? (essentialthingdevotions.com)
- Underestimated (jillcobb.wordpress.com)