Doubt is something that we all deal with on occasion. Doubts about our future. Doubts about whether or not we made the right decision. Doubts about our feelings. Doubts about our abilities. Doubts. We can even have doubts about our faith.
John 14:5 NLT
“No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Doubt isn’t as uncommon as we might think, yet when we are the ones dealing with it, doubt can be daunting. Our feelings go up and down just like our blood pressure does when we are feeling fretful. Howeve, having doubts isn’t necessary a bad thing. Doubts can help us evaluate our beliefs and that can help us grow ... especially in our faith. As we continue reading this section of John, notice that Jesus isn’t condemnIng Thomas or discounting his feelings. Instead Jesus reassures him with these words.
John 14:6 NLT
“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.“
Next we hear Philip and his doubts, and again there is no condemnation; there is only truth and love.
John 14:11 NLT
“Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.”
Doubts are something Jesus understands. When we are feeling our feelings of doubt talk to Him. Jesus gets us and He will show us the way. After all Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.