If then God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. (Luke 12:28-29 KJV)
From the fall of man in the Garden of Eden to the present time, one of the most effective weapons in the arsenal of the devil is doubt. What does it mean to doubt? It means that I am not settled in what or who I believe; undetermined; wavering or hesitating. While that may indeed be true when it comes to the words or promises of man, there certainly is no virtue in doubting the word of God.
Jesus here is talking about how our Heavenly Father will feed us and clothe us just like He feeds the birds and clothes the lilies. It is in this context that He tells His disciples to not be of a doubtful mind. Those words of Jesus stuck in His step brother James’ mind, for he would write under the inspiration of The Holy Ghost, “A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways”.
As soon as God gave the command and warning to Adam and Eve regarding the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the enemy planted the seed of doubt, did God say that? Beloved, the devil’s agenda regarding our faith and belief in God’s Word is still “did God say that?” How important it is for us to doubt our doubts and not Thus saith The Lord.
Sometimes, the most subtle allies of the enemy are “theologians” or “scholars” who will seek to tell us that God’s promises do not really mean what He says. Part of our needing the helmet of salvation is to combat the fiery dart of doubt. There is not much stability is having a faith that is tossed to and fro. I am not talking about nonsense like positive thinking. I am talking about having faith and trust in our Creator, Redeemer, Lord and God. Doubt is the cancer of hope and faith in God.
James 4.8 tells us that the source of doubtful thinking is a heart problem. You see dear ones, in the kingdom of God, we think and we believe in our hearts, not our heads. With the heart man believes says the Scripture. Hosea 10.2 tells us that the root of the nation of Israel’s apostasy was because they had a divided heart. Never doubt in darkness what God has told you in the light. When Peter looked at the boisterous waves and wind and began to sink, Jesus said to him, why did you doubt? The answer? He took his eyes off of Jesus, He began to doubt the promise of a god that had enabled him to walk on the water, and thus, he began to sink.
The Christian life is not some “pie-in-the-sky” psychobabble that denies the hurts and pains and sorrows of life on earth. It is a firm resolve to live in the confidence that God is for me and not against me. He is still today Jehovah Jireh (provider) of all my needs according to a His riches in glory through Jesus Christ. In good and bad, trust Him. Praise Him. Dethrone doubt and no matter what your battle or need, trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. Embrace the promises of a God and walk above the waves of doubt. In Christ, you are unsinkable!