Triumphing over doubt will examine how we might defeat uncertainty by placing our faith in God’s promises, even when they appear to be unattainable.

If you have ever had second thoughts about a promise God made to you, then you’re probably like Sarah. After she doubted His promise, God gently tells Sarah that nothing is impossible for Him while she laughs incredulously.

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» Monday, 15th May 2023 | I Stand In The Gap Daily Devotional | Triumphing Over Doubt.

Anchor verse of the day

Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.

Genesis 18:14 (ESV)

In Genesis 18:14, Sarah laughed in disbelief when she heard that they would have a son. This verse serves as a reminder that we can overcome doubt by keeping in mind that nothing is insurmountable for God and placing our faith in His promises.

Background to Genesis 18:14

In Genesis 18, Abraham receives three visitors. They explain that Sarah, who is old and had been barren, would give birth to a son within a year.

When Sarah overhears this, she chuckles to herself in shock since she and Abraham believe they are too old to have children. In response, God queries Abraham as to the cause of Sarah’s laughter and reiterates His assurance that she will bear a son.

In response to Abraham, God declares His authority and reaffirms that nothing is impossible for Him.

Central Theme in Genesis 18:14

God’s Promises are Unstoppable: This verse serves as a reminder that even when things appear implausible or unattainable, God’s promises always come to pass. It inspires us to trust in God’s might and His plans despite our doubts or uncertainties.

In the end, it gives us reassurance that God is in charge and that we can count on Him to keep His promises to us.

Similar Bible verse to Genesis 18:14

For with God nothing will be impossible.

Luke 1:37 (NKJV)

Reflection on “Triumphing Over Doubt” for the believer

We all have periods of confusion and doubt as believers. We could question God’s word or His purpose for our lives.

Genesis 18:14, however, serves as a reminder that God’s promises are unstoppable and that He is always dependable to keep them, even when they appear to be unattainable to us. This should reassure us that, despite our doubts, we may put our faith in God’s strength and sovereignty.

We must hold firm to our faith and cling to God’s promises if we want to overcome doubt. We must keep in mind the occasions when God has delivered for us in the past and have faith that He will do so once again in the future.

We must also enlist the aid of the Christian community, who can cheer us on and pray for us when we are struggling.

Above all, we must ask God to increase our faith and give us more confidence in Him. By doing this, we can see the fulfillment of God’s promises in our lives and dispel doubt by remembering that nothing is insurmountable for our God.

Prayer points

  • Pray for increased faith: Ask God to strengthen your faith and enable you to have more complete trust in Him. Ask Him to give you courage when you’re feeling frail or uncertain and to remind you of His promises and faithfulness.
  • Pray for renewed confidence: Ask God to restore your faith in His omnipotence and sovereignty. Ask God to help you overcome your doubts and worries so that you can believe that He is in charge despite the overwhelming circumstances.
  • Pray for discernment: Ask God to give you wisdom so you can spot when doubt starts to creep in and so you can determine where it is coming from. Ask Him to expose any lies or erroneous notions that may be leading you to doubt yourself and to replace them with His truth.

Let us pray

Dear God,

We approach You today with hearts rife with uncertainty and mistrust. Even though we are aware that You are the God who is able to accomplish the seemingly impossible, there are moments when we find it difficult to accept this.

We ask that You strengthen our ability to fully rely on You, believe in Your word, and have faith in Your authority. We ask that You assist us overcome any doubts or worries that might be preventing us from moving forward by giving us strength when we are weak.

We are grateful for Your mercy and grace as well as the victory we have in You. We pray in Jesus’ mighty name.