This is an astonishing question. It wasn’t expected, but I’m thankful it was asked by such a great pillar of the faith.

We know the story well. John the Baptizer, sent by God to prepare the way for the Messiah, is told beforehand how he would recognize him. Then seeing the heavens open, the Spirit descended upon Jesus, and the voice said, “This is My Son in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17).

The very next day, he saw Jesus coming toward him and said “Look, the Son of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29), John the Baptizer was convinced. Later we see John in prison awaiting execution. These extraordinary experiences should have solidified his faith. Yet, he now has doubts and sends his friends to ask Jesus if someone else is coming.

Take a close look at our wonderful Savior. At John’s lowest moment, Jesus declared to the crowd that there was never born a greater prophet. That very hour he gave John just what he needed. He cured the sick and gave sight to the blind – sending back his friends to tell John what they had seen.

My worst fear is losing my faith. Then I remember, when I am faithless, he who called me into fellowship with his Son remains faithful. (1 Corinthians 1:9)

Are you in a difficult situation, causing you to doubt God? It’s okay. He knows all the details. Ask him the tough questions. He knows just what you need to stay the course.

Thank you, Father, for your love and patience with me when I lack faith. Bring me what is most needed to sustain me in my walk with you. Jesus, you are all I need. Amen.

Go Deeper — Doubt is not a lack of faith but a desire to grow in faith. Never be afraid to take your doubts to God. Have a heartfelt conversation with him today and trust he will answer you in the right time and place.

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