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Matthew 11:2–3 (ESV): "2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?"
Christians are called to walk by faith, not by sight. That means when we see our world or the one around us falling apart we don't doubt God. One can only maintain their faith to the extent that they are building it daily through the intimate seeking of Jesus.
After some time had passed John was arrested by Herod Antipas because he spoke boldly against his scandalous marriage to his brother's wife. During his time of trial, John wavered in his faith and was doubting who Jesus was. He had already proclaimed Him Messiah (Jn 1:29-36) but in his darkest hour began to question himself. Perhaps it was because he had adopted an incorrect theology on the works of the coming Messiah. He didn't come at this time to usher in His kingdom but to establish it and invite sinners to become citizens of it. Jesus replied with a testimony of the fulfillment of the miraculous works Messiah would do when He came. His answer to the question is a resounding yes, I am who you say I am.
Have you ever doubted God because what you are seeing doesn't match your theology? Understand when this happens your theology is wrong. We shouldn't doubt God but doubt our understanding. Rather than asking God if He is really who He says He is we should ask Him to align our theology with His. Try it, I bet you will gain a far better understanding! Amen?
Father, forgive us for doubting You at times. Train our hearts and minds to doubt our thoughts and not You. Give us faith to believe beyond our circumstances we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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