What God has spoken to you in the light should not be doubted in the dark. But that’s when we doubt most, isn’t it? In the quiet, in the dark early hours when our bodies should be asleep but our brains are awake. The same way my imagination can run away from me at night, my doubts & insecurities grow larger when I lay in bed. I doubt where He’s called me, the ministry He’s asking me to do, and the choices I’ve made. I doubt my abilities, my security, and my progress.
The good news? God knows you, He has called you, and He has a plan for you. Not a single thing will happen without His consent. Do not be afraid. Remember what God has promised you in the light.
I want to tell you that it’s easy to do that, but we know it’s not. What happens when life turns crazy upside down and nothing feels at peace? When we look at what everyone else is doing and wonder “why not me?” More often than not what I feel isn’t peace, but fear. Worry. Doubt. Anxiety. And I start striving and trying to find ways to control things so that I feel better about the potential outcomes.
I’ve had to learn to give myself – and God – the benefit of the doubt. To give myself grace on the days when I just don’t know how I’m going to do one more thing. I had to start writing down all the ways that God had come through for me in the past so I could have reminders that He has done it before, and He would do it again. I’ve had to practice waiting on God and trusting what He’s revealed to me in the light.
God knows every hair on your head, every doubt in your heart, every fear in your mind. But He has called you to your place, in your season, for this time – to serve Him. He does not want you to execute your job perfectly, but He does want you to seek Him, abide with Him, and trust Him.
God has made some promises to you and He will keep them. Don’t doubt in the dark what He has revealed in the light.