God wants us to place our faith in him and believe that he has our best interest at heart. He wants our faith to be assured and become deepened by our convictions. Having some uncertainties at times is understandable, as we’re human. But seeking to know why you believe what you believe can strengthen your faith.
Often, our doubts stem not from distrusting God’s power, but in God’s nature and compassion for us as individuals. Does God see you? The bible says he knows the very number of hairs on your head!
It is important to know the evidences of God’s caring heart to remove doubt. Moses recorded in scripture that God is “passionate about his relationship with you” (Exodus 34:14). Scripture also says that “love comes from God…for God is love” (1 John 4:7-8). So we are assured that God exists as a loving relational being. When the storms of life threaten to stall our trust in God’s love, we are to focus on the caring nature of his heart. When we do so, we can follow Peter’s admonition to “give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).
No doubt about it, life is hard. While it is in our nature to question to God’s love during moments of difficulty and crisis, we can choose to cast off fear and doubt. Cast your burdens and doubts onto Jesus, for he cares for you!
Question: Do you have more moments of trust or doubt that God loves you?
Question: How might your view of God’s care and love be skewed by the human relationships in your life?
Content adapted from 77 FAQs about God and the Bible.