Wherefore Didst Thou Doubt
Neither be ye of doubtful mind.
We are to believe without debating (Matthew 21:21), pray without doubting (1 Timothy 2:8), obey without doubting (Acts 11:12). So much of our faith, our praying, our obedience, comes to naught because it is clogged with doubt, diluted with unbelief. Doubt puts the brakes on, takes all the assurance out of our hearts, makes us wavering disciples, driven by the wind and tossed. When our Lord appeared after His Resurrection, some believed but some doubted and one feels that chill in many a gathering of Christians. In questionable matters, “he that doubteth is condemned if he eat” and the underground principle is “whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (Romans 14:23). We believe or we doubt and if both be mixed let us earnestly pray, “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief” (Mark 9:24). To the extent we are believing, we are not doubting and, if we are doubting, to that extent we are not believing. Beware of a doubtful mind.