March 8, 2018

John 20:25-29

Thomas’ unbelief in this one situation causes many people—even those today—to question him because of his apparent lack of faith. In reality, Thomas was a picture representing all humanity. His doubt was perfectly natural. In truth, I would have probably stood next to him in this setting thinking, “How is this possible? How did Jesus rise from the dead? I won’t believe it until I see for myself.”

The reality that God is not completely comprehensible is evident in everyone’s life, but that is where believing without seeing is necessary.

This story serves as a reminder for all people to be honest with your doubts. Admitting your struggles in faith to God can cultivate stronger faith. God can handle your doubts. He longs for his people to speak to him so that he might have the opportunity to say, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” In this instance, Thomas’ faith grew as he experienced the awesome, death-defying power of God. When doubts come, give God the chance to guide you past the doubts you (and others) have.