Today's devotion is based on John 20:25. "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe."
Jesus responded to Thomas's doubt by visiting him in person. Jesus told him, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe" (John 20:27). And he did. Thomas stopped doubting and believed that Jesus was his living Lord.
Now maybe you are thinking, Well, that's great for Thomas. He overcame his doubts because he got to see Jesus. But how am I supposed to overcome my doubts? The answer is found in the words of the Bible as they are recorded for us in John 20:31, "These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."
In other words, we overcome our doubts as we read the words of the Bible. Through the Word of God, Jesus shows up in our lives in a similar way that he showed up for Thomas. The words in the Bible are not just simple letters on a page. They are living words coming from our living Savior. Put your finger in your Bible. See it. Reach out your hand, turn its pages and meditate on God's story for you.
Please join me in praying the prayer for today: Father, you know how often I struggle in my faith. Help me, through the words of the Bible, to believe more fully in Jesus as my Savior. In his name, I pray. Amen.