Thursday, August 18, 2016

Danger of doubing

James 1: 6-8 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

When Adam and Eve sinned and ate the fruit, it was because satan had put doubt in their minds.

Genesis 3:1-5 "He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You[a] shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

God does not mind when we question Him, but He does mind when we listen to satan's questions. Any time that we have low self esteem or our problems seem greater than we can handle, it is because we are listening to satan's constant questioning. We are allowing satan to plant doubts in our mind about God's ability to carry us through. I want to encourage you to learn to recognize when satan is whispering doubt in your mind, and to continually remind yourself that God is in control of every situation, no matter how hopeless it seems.