A well-trained and talented sports team experiencing a losing streak may have doubt in their abilities to perform well. This could be due to a lack of confidence in themselves because of their failure. Doubt is a feeling of uncertainty or a lack of conviction on any matter.
The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”
So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”
Thomas, who was one of the twelve disciples, did not see Jesus when the other disciples saw Him, and doubted His resurrection. He was not convinced by the experience of the others and he wanted to see Jesus personally.
In our lives, we may also have doubts when we are not able to see Jesus move in the way that we want Him to move or answer our questions. Jesus took time to appear to Thomas, but He did appear to him. It is at such times that we should not allow our emotions to take over and guide us. Emotions or feelings will always draw us to incorrect decisions.
Being one of the twelve, Thomas witnessed all of Jesus’ miracles, power, and was His follower. We too could be like that today; we may have seen His power and witnessed His miracles, but now we are going through a dry patch and are in doubt. He is saying this morning that He is coming very soon to your situation. Take courage, He will show Himself to you.
I confess this morning that I too have been like Thomas and have doubted You in my situations. I come to You in the name of Jesus and ask You to increase my faith so that I can live a life of victory. Amen.
God Bless you,
Theo and Manju