The Darkness of Doubt - April 5, 2019

God promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars and would inherit all the land.  But Abraham had no son.  He was facing the dreadful darkness of doubt.

The same darkness you feel when you sit in a funeral chapel and listen to the obituary of the one you love.  The same darkness you feel when you realize the divorce you never wanted is final.  The same darkness into which Jesus screamed, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Appropriate words.  For when we doubt, God seems very, very far away.  Which is exactly when he chooses to draw near.  He instructed Abraham to perform a ceremony to seal the covenant.  And God participated!  God lifted the darkness of doubt from Abraham’s world.  If you are experiencing doubt, lean into God and listen.  He’s nearer, than you might imagine.

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