A “doubting Thomas” is the name we give to someone who has a tendency to doubt everything. There could be strong evidence for something, but this type of person refuses to believe. We all probably know someone like this, and they play an important part in our decision making and faith building process. If they believe it, we can rest assured it is true.
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“So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord! But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” – John 20:25
Imagine being there with Jesus as he brought sight to the blind, cast out demons, healed the sick, walked on water, rose people from the dead, and still not believing that Jesus was who he said that he was. That is Thomas. Even after Jesus told them that he was going to be crucified, die, and rise from the tomb 3 days later, Thomas still didn’t believe. He had to see the risen Jesus for himself. He had to touch the holes in his hands, and in his side.
When it comes to believing in Christ, are we sometimes a little like Thomas? Are we the doubting Thomas who needs to see the holes in his hands and side before we believe? What will it take for us to believe? The Bible tells us that if we look for evidence, if we earnestly seek him, that we will find him. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7 God will reveal himself to us, if we earnestly seek him. Proverbs 8:17 says, “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.”
If you find yourself doubting, seek the Lord and he will reveal himself to you. Let us cast all doubt and fear aside. The love of the Lord waits for you. And his promises include blessings beyond measure.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word today. We want to believe in you more than anything Lord. Help our unbelief. We know that all those who seek you will find you Lord. We seek you now. Help us to seek you earnestly. Wash us clean, and make us new. Fill us with all of your goodness. Let your Holy Spirit overflow in us. Forgive us our sins, and our failings. Help us to walk in your strength, in your power, in your authority. We give you all the honor and glory and praise, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
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