38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?
Jesus appeared to the Disciples after His resurrection and had just greeted them with the words “Peace be with you” (v.36); that’s when He addressed the doubts that were going on in their minds. Unbelief snuck in.
How often, as Christians, we, just like his disciples, are troubled and caught in our doubting thoughts?
It might be time to step back. What is the difference that living for Jesus makes in my circumstance? Am I doubting God’s words, promises and/or character?
Take some time today to ask God to search your heart. If you have found hints of unbelief, confess, repent and repeat the words that the father who came to Jesus for help said in Mark 9:24 – “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage
- How will you respond/apply God’s Word today?
- Whom will you share with today’s passage or takeaway?
Lord we ask you to shield the world from panic and despair as Your Church boldly proclaims the good news of Jesus Christ. In this uncertain time, may people find true comfort and peace in their souls as they call upon Your Name.