I pressed the colored pencil hard on the page, forming gloomy shades on each box.
I was creating in my Scripture Doodle book, by April Knight. The picture was the back of a moving truck, with a ramp leading into the truck and boxes stacked inside.
The wording on the truck read: “Move out Doubt,” and the license plate was labeled: James 1:6.
When I finished my dark masterpiece, my next task was to label each box with my doubts. I named each of them in red.
Then I turned to the scripture.
“But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
If I doubt, does that weaken my faith?
The poet Tennyson could say, “There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.”
Even the disciples doubted:
“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.” (Matthew 28:16-17)
And even though some doubted, ultimately, each moved forward.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 18-20)
The disciples decided to move out doubt, and preach the Gospel to the world.
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What doubt do you need to box up and move out?