Dealing with Doubt

Today’s sermon at ClearView Baptist Church was one I really needed to hear. (Thank you Mark!) You see, I have had some doubts over the past week. I’ve doubted whether I made the right decision by leaving my job. Doubt has crept in about what I should do. Mainly, I have doubted God’s provision for me and my family during this journey I am on to change careers. Thankfully God’s timing is always perfect, and He knew I needed today’s message.

The Scripture for today’s sermon was Luke 4: 1-13 where Jesus was led into the wilderness and tempted for 40 days. Pastor Mark discussed three types of temptation found in the passage. I’m only going to talk about the first…our temptation to doubt God’s provision.To quote Mark,

When we doubt God’s provision, we take matters into our own hands

I had never really thought of it that way before today. I know that is not what I want or need, but too often that’s what happens. When things aren’t going well I might doubt whether God is even listening, or even cares. Then I begin to doubt that He will take care of me. How wrong could I be???

When Jacinda and I made the decision for me to quit my job we knew it was the right thing to do. I knew then, and know today, that God has bigger plans for me. He doesn’t want me to be miserable in my career. Instead, I think His desire is for me to find something that will make me happy while fulfilling His plans. So, by making the decision I made I chose to walk in faith. I trust He will lead me where He wants me to go, and that He will provide for me and my family all along this path. If I’m truly walking in faith, then why would I ever doubt God’s provision?

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