I have learned that you cannot overcome what you continue to deny. Therefore, the first step to overcoming doubt is to acknowledge to God that you have doubts (Mark 9:24). Know that your now will not last forever. God’s process for your life demands that “all” things work out for your good (Romans 8:28). Turn your doubts into prayer. Prayer is a two-way conversation. Talk with God about your doubts. Pray for His wisdom about your situation (James 1:5). I once read where “doubt is an invitation to intimacy with a faithful and compassionate God.”
Faith means we must learn to live without answers while believing God despite what is going on in your environment. To doubt means to be torn, be of two minds. Overcoming doubt requires double vision. With your natural eye you acknowledge the facts about your current situation. While with your spiritual eye you focus on the truth of what God’s Word says about your circumstances.
The most powerful weapon you have in your spiritual arsenal for overcoming doubt is the Word of God (Hebrews 4:12). You must counter doubt with knowledge. The more you read, study, and meditate on God’s Word, learn about His character and how He operates, the more you grow to trust Him. With God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). Absolutely nothing is impossible for God. Therefore, as His child the impossible is made possible for you. As my pastor says, “Nourish your faith with scripture so that the content of your faith becomes the Word of God.” God’s word will not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:10-11).
Faith is the bridge that connects your present circumstances to God’s future reality for your life. It shifts you from doubt to manifestation. Psalm 62:5 says, “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.” Your faith must rest in God alone. Faith must be a confident expectation that God has already seen you through whatever you are experiencing. It is not enough to say you believe God. Faith means you say what God has already said in His Word about your situation, and act on that Word. Faith without works is dead (James 2:20). Faith makes things possible not easy.
You will only discover what God is capable of if you do not quit. God knows and promises to supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19). But God responds to faith (Mark 11:23-24). God is orchestrating circumstances to shift you from doubt to faith so He can bless you with the great things He has planned for your life.
Until next time…Be blessed!
Rev. Cynthia Jackson, Rhema Inspirations