June 30, 2020
Doubt and Certainty
June 30, 2020
I wonder sometimes what it is like to just know everything. I wonder what absolute certainty must feel like. Doubt is a real thing in my life and I have always, and will probably always struggle with it.
One of my biggest challenges of self-control is not giving myself over to my doubt. I have to remain vigilant in my faith, always looking for God in everything, lest I stop seeing God in anything.
QUESTIONS FOR THE FIELD
- What doubts do you have swirling around in your mind and how can you get control of them?
Lord, help us to control ourselves—even the parts of us that aren’t sure of you. Amen.
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT CHALLENGE
For the duration of our sermon series, we are offering daily prompts for applying the wisdom from the scriptures to our everyday lives. Each week focuses on how we can encourage those around us and bear fruit! This week we are focusing on the fruit of self-control.
“I believe the Lord helps those who set out to do great things for his sake and never fails those who trust in him alone, who depend on him to meet all their needs. This does not mean that I am excused from seeking to help myself, only that in trusting him I will be free from anxiety.”
– St. Teresa of Avila (adapted)
How does putting all of our trust in the Lord play out in your life? What must you give up control of to allow God to meet all of your needs? Take a moment to acknowledge that God’s ways are higher than ours.
To learn more about the Fruit of the Spirit challenge, click here.