And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt. —Matthew 14:31
Doubt says, “I wonder if it could be.” Unbelief says, “I know that it is not.” Doubt is not nearly the obstacle that unbelief is. On the day of Pentecost, many in the crowd doubted the testimony of Peter and the disciples, but three thousand souls were added to the Church that very day. Doubt does not stop the mighty wind from heaven.
Doubt offers God the opportunity to prove Himself to you, and He will. He sent Elijah into an idolatrous land to challenge the priests of Baal to a contest. God was more than willing to prove himself to the doubters, and when the fire fell from heaven, no doubt remained (1 Kings 18).
Peter doubted when He took his eyes off Jesus. He saw the waves of misfortune and felt the wind of disaster beating against him. As he began to sink, he cried out to Jesus-.-.-.-and immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him. Jesus was there to lift him up—and He’ll be there for you too.
Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief. Fill me
with trust and faith in You. Anchor me
on the Rock of Your Word. Amen.