If I Believe, Why do I Doubt?
I. Doubt comes when we take our eyes off God. (v. 1-4)
“If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. But if you look at Christ, you’ll be at rest.” -Corrie Ten Boom
II. Doubts weaken when we remember God’s Word and promises. (v. 5-10)
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8
Find friends like Joshua and Caleb who can remind you of God’s Word and promises.
III. Doubts weaken when we pray (v. 11-24)
Like Moses, pray according to God’s promises and God’s character.
1. What are some doubts you deal with concerning your faith?
2. How does it make you feel that pastors deal with doubts as well?
3. What are some of God’s promises you have a hard time believing?
4. How can we create an environment at Crosspoint that is safe for doubts and questions?
5. Do you have a Caleb or Joshua in your life who can remind you of God’s character and promises?
6. Do you have a Moses in your life who prays for you?
7. Which of the three steps are you going to take this week to deal with your doubts? A. Write down two promises from God. Memorize and meditate on them asking God to help you believe them. B. Pray for a friend like Caleb and Joshua. C. Find a few minutes every day to talk with God; take your doubts and questions to Him.