How to handle doubt when you’re in a trial
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15
When something bad happens to us, we may respond, “What did I do? I must have done something terrible.” Then we proceed down the trail of morbid introspection or what I call “navel gazing.” We look inside, taking ourselves apart piece by piece, examining and re-examining. Then we put ourselves back together trying to figure out what we did wrong.
It may be you’ve done absolutely nothing wrong, but God is simply testing your faith. If we don’t understand this, we may get discouraged.
Jerry Bridges wrote, “Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.”
The seeds of doubt and discouragement sprout in the soil of ignorance. Claim the promises of 1 Peter 1:3-9 for strength in the midst of your trial.
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