I went to a Twitter party to gather with my peeps
A chance to share our news but not to go too deep
When I got to the Twitter party, they all knew my name
They all recognized me and know night’s are not my game
With bated breath for the word we wait Sad? Happy? Green? Could the word be GREAT? Looks like she’s ready to blurt it out……. I can’t believe it – the word is DOUBT!
Let’s do it…setting the timer…go!
Years ago I heard Joyce Meyer teach a lesson on DOUBT and DREAD – she called them twin sisters! Since that message I have changed my thinking a lot. I used to say things like I dread going to the grocery store. I dread cleaning out the garden. THEN, I realized how blessed I was to be able to do those things. Doubt has not been as big an issue for me as dread was.
Of course, being a student of The Word, doubt immediately conjures up thoughts of Thomas the Doubter. Personally, I like Thomas a lot – because he was real. He openly admitted to the Lord that he doubted it was really Him, post-death/burial/resurrection. Ya know that took courage. Jesus kindly showed Thomas the nail imprints in his wrist. I wonder if he felt like an idiot after that? However, I bet old Thomas never doubted again, especially things Jesus had said before His death. Things like:
My Father who is in heaven, hallowed is Your Name. Matthew 6
Blessed are the merciful – they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5
If I go away – I will come again. John 14
I am going to send you a Comforter – Who will teach you all things. John 16
Go into the world and preach the Gospel – for it is the only Truth that leads to eternal life. Matthew 28.16-20
[time is up but I’m finishing.]
insignificant things like that! I think Thomas was brave, in John 11 when Jesus and the twelve learned of Lazarus’ death and Jesus was telling them about HIS OWN death, Thomas looked at the other eleven and said, “Well, let’s go die with Jesus.” I don’t know about you, but I think that took real guts.
DOUBTing Thomas – maybe that’s who he WAS but he finished well. He took Jesus’ final words to heart and traveled off to India to share the Good News that Jesus Christ is the only Savior – and He had proof because as DOUBTful as he was, he held the hands that were pierced. Pierced for all the DOUBTer’s of the world then and now and to come.
DOUBTer to BELIEVEr!