Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.” Jn. 20:29 (NASB)
Would you like to be remembered as “Doubting” Debbie, Ella, or John? We remember Jesus’ disciple Thomas that way. Thankfully Thomas moved from doubt to faith. His story reminds me I can too.
Thomas was absent when Jesus appeared to the disciples after His resurrection. Thomas rejoins the group and finds them jubilantly declaring, “Jesus is alive!” Thomas says, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe,” (Jn. 20:25).
Have you ever struggled to believe what you can’t see? I have. I’ve doubted decisions I made after praying for guidance when they weren’t turning out like I thought they would. I’ve questioned my ability to hear God instead of trusting His ability to lead me when I don’t see where I’m going. I’ve wondered if my work matters when I don’t see results. I understand Thomas’s desire to see. [click to continue…]