Since we are still celebrating our Savior rising from the dead, I have chosen John 20:24-25, "Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe."
We all know the rest of the story, Thomas became a believer. But he had his doubts, just like the other disciples that Saturday and Sunday before Jesus showed himself to them. Doubt is a real thing. Think of a time in your life where you experienced doubt about something. Thomas had some genuine doubts about Jesus' resurrection, or at the very least what the disciples told him. He had to feel the holes in His Savior's side to believe that He had indeed risen! Jesus then showed Him in the natural what Thomas was doubting - Jesus disproved Thomas' doubts. He is Risen indeed - and when Thomas had the opportunity to feel the holes in Jesus' side - Thomas no longer doubted; he was completely and confidently convinced.
Because of this experience, Thomas went from being known as "Doubting Thomas" to a powerful man of God who crossed the seas to share the gospel worldwide. He even died as a martyr for his faith in Jesus. Today, I want you to know that it is okay to experience doubts, but I pray that your doubts will dissipate and that you will rest in the sureness of your faith in Jesus and that your doubts will be replaced with the power of confidence in Him and who He has called you to be!
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Holy Spirit, shine your light of truth on my mind when I begin to doubt that your promises are sure. In Jesus' holy name, I pray. Amen.