Doubting and unbelieving thoughts often overwhelm my thinking. Even though I would like to view myself as an optimist, I am by nature, a hard core pessimist. But, as I study Scripture, I am seeing how my thoughts need to radically change by God's grace. My reading today included this verse,
"For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes;" (2 Corinthians 1:20)
Our doubts and unbelief can be addressed by considering the promises and hopefulness that the gospel gives, and that, on a day by day basis. Even in painful times, our God of glory sounds out His victorious message that He has conquered the very worst.
"He wants to transform every form of human suffering into something glorious. He can redeem it. He can bring life out of death. Every event of our lives provides opportunity to learn the deepest lesson anyone can learn on earth, 'I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me' (Galatians 2:20). When our souls lie barren in a winter which seems hopeless and endless, God has not abandoned us. His work goes on. He asks our acceptance of the painful process and our trust that He will indeed give resurrection life."