This Week’s Verse: “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (HCSB)
Everyone has doubted themselves and their faith at one point or another, and every time we do, God is right beside us. Remembering that truth isn’t always easy.
I’ve felt God calling me to write since I was sixteen. From that point on, I’ve always had a manuscript-in-progress, hoping one day to get it published. When I go to bookstores, I point out where my books would go on the shelves. My degree when I graduate college will say “Professional Writing,” and I’m going to school to learn all about the publishing process and how to write to the best of my ability.
All throughout my time at school, I’ve dealt with doubt almost constantly. Most of the time, I doubt myself and whether or not I’m doing what God wants me to do with my life. There are times where I doubt my faith because of the insecurity I feel about my writing ability. There’s no way He could use me to show His love through my writing. My skills aren’t good enough!
But that’s the thing: my skills might not be good enough, but He is.
We serve a loving and gracious God who is willing to work with us through our doubt in ourselves and Him.
Are there areas in your life where you need a little encouragement? Write them down in a prayer journal and bring them to God. Again, He’s with you in everything you do, and loves you even in the midst of doubt.
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your faithfulness in everything. Help me overcome my doubts and learn to trust You more. Amen.