Your Doubts Don't Disqualify You

Monday December 16
“Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” Jn 20:27 NKJV

The Bible says: “Now Thomas…one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ So he said to them, ‘Unless I see in His hands…and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.’ And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, ‘Peace to you!’ Then He said to Thomas, ‘Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.’ And Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’” (vv. 24-28 NKJV). The miracle in this story is not that Christ could walk through a closed door and suddenly materialize in their presence. That’s impressive. What’s even more impressive is that Christ would show up to talk to a doubter! The fact is, Jesus was not even in the room eight days earlier when Thomas expressed his doubts to the other disciples. But “The Lord knows the thoughts of man” (Ps 94:11 NKJV). Some of us would have looked at Thomas and thought, “Write him off, he’s not qualified to be a disciple.” Not Jesus. He recognized an honest heart and a seeking soul, and He showed up to answer his questions. Your doubts don’t disqualify you! Just take them to the Lord in prayer, and when you leave His presence you’ll be saying, “My Lord and my God.”

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