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whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Breaking chains of doubt

Confession time: just like so many of the Yes Girls, I am battling at the moment to keep up. As a direct result of saying #YestoGod in week one, I have returned to our weekly Bible study and prayer meeting at church, and we are also attending a course at church on another evening.

Last week I did not manage to blog, and I still have to do the Bible study on both Chapters 5 and 6, but I am still in #stickwithit mode. Having said that, I hasten to add that I have recommitted to spend more time in the Word of God, and I am so excited about a book that I purchased this week, by Erwin & Rebecca Lutzer, Life-changing Bible Verses you should know.Image

I need to make a further confession: I have been struggling with a nagging doubt: what if I did not “do it right” when I confessed my sins and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour? Reading through the Book of Romans at the moment, I came to Chapter 10:9-10 :

 

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Turning to the chapter on Grace, the Lutzers quotes Ephesians 2:8-9: It is by grace your have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.

What a relief to read the simple truth once again that God did it all; the only requirement is that we should believe it! I quote: “When you come to Christ you do not come to give, but to receive … Nor do we make a promise; we come to believe His promise.”

How great is our God and how powerful His Word, to break chains of doubt.

 

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4 thoughts on “Breaking chains of doubt

  1. It sounds like digging in to God’s Word will bring you the assurance you are seeking. Saying Yes to God by sticking with it shows that your heart is for Him. That book sounds like a fantastic resource!

    🙂 Missy Pettigrew
    FB Small Group Leader & Prayer Warrior Team

  2. Chelle on said:

    I need to work on those chains of doubt. I know The Truth 🙂

    • Isn’t it just amazing how we allow doubt to steal our joy, even though we know The Truth, as you so rightly said. Thank you for reading and commenting. Blessings

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