Unexpected Doubt


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The Unexpected Journey
 
Unexpected Doubt
 
Doubt is at the core of the issue when it comes to our faith. We struggle with trusting God.
 
God tells us, “Just trust me.” 
 
Trusting God challenges us to grow and Go Beyond.
 
1) Doubt God’s love for me
 
Hebrews 10:19-25 – “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
 
This is normal because even in Scripture we see people who followed God and struggles with doubts.
 
God is still a loving God, even when things don’t go the way we want them to.
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2) Doubt God’s love for the world
 
John 3:16 – “”For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
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“We need to realize that people are the point of God’s creation. People have intrinsic value to God.” – Ravi Zacharias
 
3) Doubt God’s love for others.
 
1 John 4:11-12 – “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.”
 
2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 – “Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you. It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate. For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good. If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed. Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.”
 
Challenge: Where is doubt preventing you from becoming more like Christ?