Doubt: The Dream Killer
"Jesus responded, 'Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!' Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm." -Matthew 8:26
Doubt is a thing that can stagnate the best of us, or put paralyzing fear in the bravest of us. Often we think in life that having doubt is a smaller problem, but in reality, it's one of the biggest. Doubt doesn't get us to heaven. It doesn't get us to the fulfillment of God's dream for our life. Only faith does.
When the disciples were in the boat during the storm, Jesus was asleep. They were enduring the struggle of the storm and were afraid. But the fact of the matter was God was with them, even in the midst of their struggle.
When they called Him and He calmed the storm, He said, "Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!" and the wind and waves obeyed His command to be calm.
Do you need to remember Jesus' encouragement to have faith? Jesus said we only needed a mustard seed of faith to move mountains in our lives.
"I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible." -Matthew 17:20
Related resource: The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson