Doubt Free Living
Asking in Doubt – Part II
Scripture Reading: Matthew 7:7-12
Key Verse: Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Destroying doubt, as we studied in yesterday’s devotional, is all about understanding God’s character. He is all loving, so He would never ignore our prayers. He is all wise, so God will always give us the best answer. If God says “no” to one of our prayers, it is often disappointing to us at the time. However, we will always find that God was right and rejoice that He didn’t give us any other answer. We may not find out why it was the right answer in this lifetime, but we will eventually realize God is never wrong. Once we truly get that straight, we can pray and believe that God is listening.
After you ask God for a favor, the best way to close that part of your prayer is by praising Him for His answer. That tells God that you know He has heard you and that He will answer. Your words will remind you that there is no need to doubt that the answer is on the way from the God of the Universe.
When doubt tries to worm its way back into your mind, we must resist the evil one’s tricks to wreck our faith. The Bible tells us that if we resist the devil, he will flee from us (James 4:7). We resist him by quoting scripture and truths that we know are true. When doubt comes to your mind, say something like: “devil, I asked and received the perfect answer to my request; God never fails. ”Maybe a good answer for you would deal with disappointment: “Devil, I am disappointed that things didn’t turn out the way I had hoped, but someday I’ll rejoice because God is always right.” Whatever it takes, don’t allow the devil to rob you of your peace and joy in the Lord. The devil knows, better than we do, that God is not a liar and will always hear and answer His children’s prayers with the perfect answer; don’t doubt it!!
Father, I will trust you today! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.