Struggle with Doubts

We will almost always struggle with doubts about God’s love during our times of adversity. If we never had to struggle, our faith would not grow. But we must engage in the struggle with our doubts; we must not let them overwhelm us. During seemingly intolerable times, we may feel like David who said at a time of great distress:

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? (Psalm 13:1)

David had his doubts, he struggled with them. In fact, in the next verse he continues his struggle as he asks, “How long must I wrestle with my thoughts?” He felt God had, at least for a time, forgotten him. But David, by the enabling power of God, won his struggle. He overcame his doubts. He could then say,

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me. (Psalm 13:5-6)

You and I, like David, must wrestle with our thoughts. With God’s help we, too, can come to a place, even in the midst of our adversities, where we will be able to say, “I trust in your unfailing love.”

~Jerry Bridges, Trusting God

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