Standing By Faith

After the resurrection Jesus summoned the disciples to meet Him at Galilee to give them His final instruction prior to His ascension, but check out how a few of the 11 responded. Matthew 28:16 says, “Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted.”


You have to remember, these guys lived with Jesus, they soaked in His teaching, witnessed His miracles and have even seen Him resurrected. They talked, walked, slept, and ate with Jesus who just the day before was dead and now is alive. And some of them still doubted? Wow!

My brothers and sisters, if it’s OK for the disciples to be a little sceptical – and Matthew records it – it’s equally OK for you and me to be concerned or sceptical. It’s not a sin to have doubts, it’s just human. As someone once said: “Courage is not the complete absence of fear. Courage is doing the right thing even in the face of fear”. Faith is not the complete absence of doubt. Faith is trusting God in the presence of doubt – even when you don’t fully understand the who, what, why, when, where and how.





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