Trust versus Doubt

MT 21:21 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt … you can say to this mountain, `Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Doubt is a good thing: when we have that uncomfortable feeling and we can just sense that something is not right, we are led to ask some good questions and often shy away from a no-win situation.

Doubt is a bad thing: when we are unsure of the facts, the risks, the benefits, the likelihood of a positive outcome, we can stay in a no-win situation, out of insecurity regarding a forward movement.

In this case, when we rely on facts, data, clarification, professional opinion, clear risk assessments, past experiences, we can move beyond doubt into fear.

We can also develop a strong trust that what our gut is telling us is correct. That God is talking. When we get to that place where we sense a “freedom to be me” with God there with us, things start to fall into place.

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