標 題： 你為什麼懷疑？
經 節： 門徒來叫醒了祂，說：「主啊，救我們，我們喪命啦！」耶穌說：「你們這小信的人哪，為什麼膽怯呢？」於是起來，斥責風和海，風和海就大大地平靜了。（馬太福音八章25∼26節）
Do You Doubt?
His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Lord, save us! We are
perishing!" But He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of
little faith?" Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there
was a great calm. (Matthew 8:25-26)
It is by faith that God’s mighty power is
released into the life of a Christian (Heb. 11:33–35). The fact that you have
doubts indicates that you do not know God as you should. If your prayer life is
infiltrated with doubts, you have denied yourself the greatest, single avenue
of power that God has made available to you. Without faith it is impossible to
please God (Heb. 11:6). God never comforts you in your doubt. Jesus
consistently rebuked those who would not believe Him. He had revealed enough of
Himself for His disciples to have believed Him in their time of need.
God wants to build your understanding of
Him until your faith is sufficient to trust and obey Him in each situation
(Mark 9:23–25). The moment you turn to Him with a genuine commitment to rid
yourself of doubt, God will match your doubt with a revelation of Himself that
can convince you of His faithfulness. When Thomas doubted, Jesus revealed
Himself to him in such a way that every doubt vanished (John 20:27). You can
only resolve your lack of faith in God’s presence. He must reveal Himself in
such a way that any doubt you might have is removed. Jesus did this with His
disciples. He involved them in a consistent, growing relationship with Himself.
Jesus took them through teaching, to small miracles, to large miracles, and to
the resurrection. Jesus knew that the redemption of the world rested on His
disciples’ believing Him. What does God want to do in the lives of those around
you that waits upon your trust in Him and the removal of your doubts?