John 20:25 “The other disciples therefore said unto him, we have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
Can you imagine walking with Jesus every day, being taught personally by him, seeing all the miracles he did and not believing that God was capable of raising Him from the dead?
Yet, Thomas was human just as we are human with our fragile emotions. Far too often we fail to have the faith that we should, even after seeing the glorious work that Lord does in our lives every day. I have never doubted that Jesus is Lord or that the Father raised him from the dead yet so often I find myself worrying over things instead of just trusting the Lord is in control. The devil is always coming to poke at our weaknesses trying to cause us to doubt the Lord loves us, that he is always there interceding for us in whatever situation we are in. Troubles and trials come our way and we fret and doubt. We may not consciously doubt yet we fret over so much we cannot control instead of just turning it over to the Lord.
As long as we are in this physical body we will have trails and temptations come our way. When those situations come if we keep our faith in the Lord we grow stronger and stronger in that faith, the faith that will eventually carry us home to be with the Lord. There is peace for our soul and spirit when we put our faith in the Lord, trusting Him in every situation we face. This world is only for a short time but heaven is forever. Keep the faith my friends. Trust the Lord in whatever situation you are in. If you are having trouble keeping that faith then talk to the Lord about it and listen with your heart as he speaks to you. Rest knowing he loves you and is working all things for your good.
I Peter 1:7-8 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Heavenly Father, we come humbly before you today in our fragile weak state. Our bodies and minds so often are weak and troubled and our faith wants to fail us. We ask you Father to hear our plea. Help us to not be a doubting Thomas. Come to us Father and fill us with your Holy Spirit. Teach us Father and instill in us a faith that will carry us through whatever situations we face. We know Father you love us and only want what is best for us. We know you are always there with us in every situation we face. We trust you Lord, we put our faith in you and what you did for us at Calvary. We love you Lord and we thank you for always being there with us. We give you honor, praise and glory.