Pastor Ed shared a message based on the stories of two people in the Bible who had doubts. After expressing early faith in Jesus as the Son of God, John the Baptist later sent his disciples to ask Jesus directly whether he was the Messiah. Jesus wasn't acting in the way John expected the Messiah to act, so he had doubts. Likewise, on the road to Emmaus after Jesus' crucifixion two of his disciples are walking along downcast at recent events. Jesus walks with them, though they don't recognize him, and they share how disappointed they feel that Jesus had been killed. They'd had such high hopes that he was the One--but now they doubted. Pastor Ed shared that at times during our faith journey we have doubts, just like people in the Bible did. When doubts arise, Jesus wants us to trust him with those doubts--to tell him about our doubts. We should also look for the signs of what God is doing in our lives--as Jesus prompted John's disciples to do. Once our doubts have passed, we can tell the story of how God guided us through those times with others who are facing times of doubt.
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Blessed is the one who does not lose his faith in me.
Luke 7:23 (TLB)