By Emily Furda @@heldbygracedevotionals
Have you ever questioned God? Have you ever felt so heartbroken, so confused, and so shattered that you can’t fathom what God is doing and why He’s doing it? In those moments, it’s hard to see Him as good. Life is full of heartbreak, disappointment, loss, the unexpected, and the unfathomable. We all eventually come to a point where we wonder if Jesus is who He says He is and if He is good. In any relationship, we go through bumps, and we will go through bumps with Jesus too. In Luke 7:18-23, John the Baptist, after spending his life proclaiming Jesus as Messiah, sent his disciples to question if Jesus was who He said He was. Why? Because John had spent his life preparing people for Jesus’s arrival. And then, for speaking the truth, John was thrown in prison, facing beheading. Jesus answered John’s disciple with a resounding “Yes” by showing them what He did. In John 16:33, Jesus says, “…In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” NIV We will not have all the answers this side of eternity, but that’s why Jesus asks us to walk by faith and not by sight. When we feel completely out of faith, Jesus is still holding on to each one of us, and He can handle the doubts we have.
Daily Challenge How does knowing even John the Baptist had doubts and Jesus’s response to him help you with your doubts? Journal your thoughts, and listen to “Hold Me Jesus” by Rich Mullins.
Written by Christine Perry @heldbygracedevotionals