You may doubt your own ability, but never doubt God's—or His promises and His will-ingness to fulfill them. The Psalmist wrote, ". . for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name." (Psalm 138:2). The only thing in the universe that God has placed above His name is His Word. So fill your mind with it, speak it daily, and don't ever question it. Doubt often originates from our inclination to portray ourselves as self-confident. Self-confidence is a concept touted by the world; it encourages us to rely on our own skills and abilities. But the Bible says, "He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool . . " (Proverbs 28:26). Reportedly, the verse at the center of the Bible is: "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man." (Psalm 118:8). So center your confidence around God, not yourself or anybody else. Do you doubt yourself and your own worth? Do you question your ability to pursue your career? Do you doubt your aptitude to form healthy relationships? Despite having lived with Jesus for almost three years and hearing His promise that He'd rise again from the dead, Thomas still said, ". . Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe." (See John 20:25). Did Jesus turn His back on Thomas because of his doubts? No, He never rejects a sincere, doubting heart! Jesus showed up in person and resolved all of Thomas' doubts. And as you read His word and seek His face, He will alleviate your misgivings and qualms too. When you stop living in the "sense" realm and learn to "walk by faith," your doubts will begin to die (See 2 Corinthians 5:7).
"Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." (2 Peter 3:13)
We as believers have a hope and a promise from God that there will be a new heaven and a new earth, which is the home of the righteous! These mortal things will soon pass! We merely await His glorious return! Let us cry with a great hope: "Come quickly O Lord!"
Week #38 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 19-21
Monday: (History) 2 Chronicles 6-10
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 114-116
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 26-27
Thursday: (Prophecy) Obadiah
Friday: (Gospels) Acts 1-2
Saturday: (Letters) Hebrews 1-4