Doubt is often hostile towards faith, but sometimes it is also a normal part of faith. The some of the greatest people in the Bible had moments of doubt. I remember how Abraham laughed at God when he heard that his wife was going to have a child at 90 years of age. Or how John the Baptist asked Jesus if He was really the Messiah. Remember this: Always take your doubts to Jesus. Talk to Him about questions you have. He can handle it.
" Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." ( Hebrews 11:1)
" I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts."( Jeremiah 31:33)
God's Word belongs in real life. Therefore the biblical instruction to us is to write the commandments on the doorpost of our hearts. Meaning, it should become part of our daily household and normal life. But we must also walk through the door of life if we want to live forever. Christ is the only door giving us entry into eternal life, He is the way, and the life. When we walk through Him to God, then He walks with us on the narrow path leading to life.
You know I have been sharing Scripture and quotes these last few days and I continue and will continue to do so. But they do no good unless a person sees the need and priority of prayer.
Paul said this,” In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.” ( 1 Tim.2:8)
Soren Kierkegaard said,” Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.”
Listen to this,” I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NLT)
E.M. Bounds said,” Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet.”
James 5:16 says,” The prayer of a righteous person is very powerful in its affect.”
Ephesian 6:18 says,” Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”
Colossians 4:2 says,” Continue earnestly in prayer, be vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”
Matthew 26:41 says,” Pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing but the body is weak.”
Mark 11:24 says,” Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
And John 14:13-14 says,” Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
Angus Buchan said,” It is the prayer of faith that moves the hand of God.”