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I Will Not Doubt

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6 The Holy Bible, The New Living Testament

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I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails;
I will believe the Hand which never fails
From seeming evil worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered;
I trust in You. I will not doubt, though all my prayers return
Unanswered from the still, white realm above;
I will believe it is an all-wise love
Which has refused these things for which I yearn.
And though at times I cannot keep from grieving,
Yet the pure ardor of my fixed believing
Undimmed shall burn.

I will not doubt, though sorrows fall like rain,
And troubles swarm like bees about a hive;
I will believe the heights for which I strive
Are only reached by anguish and by pain.
And though I groan and writhe beneath my crosses,
I yet shall see through my severest losses
The greater gain.

I will not doubt. Well anchored is this faith,
Like some staunch ship, my soul braves every gale;
So strong its courage that it will not quail
To breast the mighty unknown sea of death.
Oh, may I cry, though body parts with spirit,

I do not doubt, so listening worlds may hear it,
With my last breath.   

Author Unknown

PRAYER: Thank you  Jehovah Immeka (Judges 6:12 The LORD Is with You)  that You are always there, that You always care.                                                  Thank you that You will never desert me nor leave me.                   I gratefully praise You in the name of my most steadfast friend Jesus Christ. Amen 

No matter if everyone else deserts You, Jesus is the steady rock that You can always depend upon Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Why Did You Doubt?

 

Immediately Jesus extended His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:31 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

When we are baby Christians it is natural to doubt Christ because we have little to no experience with Him.

As we mature in our walk with Him our faith (which means trust) in Him is to grow until it is as solid as the rock we stand upon. To do otherwise is a willful act of disobedience unto Him. Now there will be times of testing. When we fail and repent the sin is forgiven.

But, the lesson will be continuously repeated until our faith is solidified so we can take the next growth in our relationship with Him.

This pattern continues all the way to our death bed when we have solid faith that He is taking us to the second Heaven ( no we will not be with Christ when we die. That only occurs after that Judgement Day. To preach that we will be in Heaven with Christ immediately after death is a lie).

To doubt Christ is a insult. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Immanuel (God is with us) that You are always with me, guiding me, teaching me, protecting me and providing for me with Your immeasurable love.  May I never doubt the One I know for sure loves me more than anyone else ever could. I praise You in the name of He who walks beside me every day Jesus Christ. Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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When They Saw Him.

                           

And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted [that it was really He]. Matthew 28:17 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

We can see Jehovah in nature, we can see Him in other Christians and we can see Him at work in our lives when we submit to Him.

Yet, for all that, how many times do we question His existence?

That is why it is important to daily reflect back on our experiences with Him because it cements itself in our minds and memories.

Because, when we doubt His existence that is the devil whispering in our ears.

When He whispers in my ear and questions Jehovahs existence He better have a lot of time on his hands because I rattle off numerous example of His existence with pure joy, wonder and awe. I think the devil becomes rather bored of it because he quickly leaves the conversation, without even telling me. Is that not rather rude ha ha.

When the devil casts doubt about our Heavenly Beloveds existence, just remind Him of all the abundant love He has showered on you and ask him how his relationship with Jesus is going. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Shammah ( The Lord is Present) for reassuring me that You are always with this child You love so much and always delivers me from my cares. I praise Thee in the name of He who delivered on His promise to always be with His disciples Jesus Christ. Amen May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Why are Doubts Rising?

                        

And He said, “Why are you troubled, and why are doubts rising in your hearts?” Luke 24:38 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

There have been so many times when I called out to Jehovah when trouble was near (like where am I going to get rent money – He blessed me with a contract to more than pay for all bills and put some away for a rainy day- or what is going to happen to me when I retire- He spent three hours explaining to me through Bible verses that He was going to make sure I lived a comfortable life).

Some times the answer was quick and very affirmative.

Sometimes there was waiting. Through it all He was teaching me to have faith in Him.

Just remember this Christian: Jesus loves you, Jesus cares, Jesus is always there. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Roi. You are the God who sees for blessing me that You see all my trials and tribulations. Thank you that You take the appropriate action in Your wise time in Your wise way to lovingly help me resolve the problems. I exalt Thee in the name of He who helped so many when He walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Do Not Doubt My.

                                        

I have loved you just as the Father has loved Me; remain in My love [and do not doubt My love for you]. John 15:9 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

All of us who have walked the Christian walk have from time to time faced uncertainty whether Jesus loved us or even if He was real. As we mature we grow more and more assured of it.

Many times we go through intense trails and tribulations, sorrows and times of famine. We wonder whether Jesus has deserted us, whether we have angered Him and cry out to Him.

We are met with silence.

Or, so it seems.

When these events have passed and we reflect upon them we can see Jesus’ firm but gentle hand guiding us through them as well as providing provision during them.

It has occurred to me on numerous occasions and only caused my faith in Him to grow stronger and stronger.

“As sure as God puts His children in the furnace he will be in the furnace with them. Charles H Spurgeon

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Heseh (God is love) for blessing me with a Divine love which none other can compare. Thank you that You will never leave me nor desert me even when many times it seems as if You are absent from me. I praise You in the name of my ever present best friend Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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We Should be Unafraid to Doubt.

                                           

But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a spirit.And He said,“Why are you troubled, and why are doubts rising in your hearts? Look at [the marks in] My hands and My feet [and see] that it is I Myself. Touch Me and see; a spirit does not have flesh and bones, as you see that I have.” Luke 24:37-39 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

Think of it?

Here was the living breathing Christ standing before His disciples. They saw Him and heard Him yet still doubted it was Him.

Do you think that is absurd?

I do not. How would you feel if you were there?

There has been so many times in my Christian walk that have been filled with doubt. Sometimes it was the direction in which the Holy Spirit was leading me in service unto my Heavenly King, even though, it had been made bluntly clear to me.

There have been many times when enduring intense trials and tribulations I doubts Jehovahs strength to get me through it even though He made it point blankly blunt He was walking through it with me.

There having been numerous times when in spiritual or physical famine that I doubted Jehovahs providence for me even though there were countless experiences in the past to reflect upon to believe Him and to trust Him.

Now on the other side of it our faith in Him become more solidified in our hearts and minds.

Any Christian that says they have never doubted Jehovah is a flat out liar. Any Christian that tells you it is a sin to doubt Jehovah has never truly been put through the fire, they know not of what they are speaking.

“If ours is an examined faith, we should be unafraid to doubt….There is no believing without some doubting, and believing is all the stronger for understanding and resolving doubt.” Os Guinness

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for blessing me with Your loving patience during the times of doubt and for using these experiences to cement my faith ever stronger in You. You are such an awesome Father in Heaven to this child You love so much here on earth. I praise You in the name of He who never doubted You Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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To Those Who Wait.

                                                                              

The Lord is good to those who wait [confidently] for Him,To those who seek Him [on the authority of God’s word]. Lamentations 3:25 Holy  Bible Amplified Version                                   

One thing I have learned over the numerous years of walking with Christ is that most times there is a lot of waiting.                                                                          

It may take day, it may take weeks, it may take years, it may take a lifetime but Jehovah is always true to His word. Joseph a son of Jehovah                                                                        

At first there is a lot of doubt and worry if He will answer our requests or when He is going to accomplish what He has promised us. This is even worse for the generation that demands instant everything. It must be very difficult for them.                                 

As we mature we learn to have confidence in that what Jehovah promised us will be done in His time and in His way ( even though most time we still wish He would hurry up).                

The reason we have this confidence is because we are familiar with His word and its actions in our lives. We have seen our lives reflected in the Bible through experience and from daily reading it.                                                                                   As well many, times as we read passages in the Bible (which is Jehovahs word) certain passage will remind us of how Jehovah fulfilled His promise in our life without us even realizing it.                                                                                                            I always though I was a patient man until becoming a Christian. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom (The Lord blesses with Peace) for blessing me with Your Divine peace, patience and trust in Your Divine leading in my life. I praise You in the name of He who patiently endured His thick skulled disciples Jesus Christ. Amen.                                          

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Who Else Ya Gonna Trust?

                                           

 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed in a way that awakens more faith]. As it is written and forever remains written, “The just and upright shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Our walk in faith begins with baby steps and as we experience Jehovahs righteousness which is a morally right or justifiable a righteous decision. We learn to trust Him more and more with every aspect of our life. As we do He will lengthen our strut with Him until we are walking with huge steps not baby ones.

That does not mean we will never doubt Him.

I have been on this walk towards Heaven for thirty years and there are still times of doubt. That is okay though when we handle it the right way.

And, of course, the right way is to take it to Jehovah in prayer and to read our Bibles.

He will not always answer us right away and that is when we need to reflect back on how faithful He was in the past to encourage us as we walk along blindly in faith as He is taking us into the unknown and preparing us for the unknown service unto Him.

“Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.” Martin Luther

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Rabbi (God our Teacher) for blessing me with Your patient Divine education in enlarging my faith through the decades. Thank you that You are constantly expanding my trust in Jehovahs guidance, Jesus’ strength and Your wisdom to continue the walk towards Heaven on the path Jehovah has chosen for me to take. I praise You all in the name of He who will greet me at Heavens gate Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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There Were Times

 “Without any doubt the Lord is in this place, and I did not realize it.” Genesis 28:16 Holy Bible Amplified Version

You may be surprised at the number of times Jehovah was present and you were not even aware of it.

There were time when I was a baby Christian I used to love being alone in nature whether it be by a gentle stream, on the beach at the ocean, walking through the forest or in the desert. At these times when I would sit and drink in plentiful amounts of the stunning beauty a feeling of peace and love would envelope me. I naively believe it was because of being in nature. Upon reflecting back on it the realization came that that blessing was because God was there with me.

There were times when an overwhelming nagging feeling told me to take a different route to work or school. It felt as if an invisible force was guiding the route taken. Then upon arriving or later in the day there would be news of a catastrophe that occurred on that route. A sense that if I could have taken that route I would have been one of the casualties.

There were times of great sadness and or depression when a feeling of calm, peace and love would envelope me like a warm comforting blanket on a cold day. Upon reflection I realize the Holy Spirit was there supporting, encouraging, strengthening and loving me.

Today, take time to reflect back on your life and see how many times Jehovah was there with you and you did not even know it. It brings a new sense of awe, respect, love and admiration to our Beloved and draws us ever closer unto Him.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) for blessing me with Your Divine presence in my life. It is the greatest honour of all and has guided me on the proper walk in every aspect of my life. I exalt You in the name of He who walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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I Did So.

 

Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Whenever I share with folks the fact that Jehovah has spoken with me they believe me to be insane.

Yet, I did so. I heard it as clear as if He was standing physically beside me. His voice is not loud or harsh. It is soft, comforting and reassuring while being strong.

One day when I was planting trees in the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia Canada I took a break and enjoy the fantastic scenery (most of those islands are uninhabited and the animals have never seen a human before) a soft voice to my left whispered: “This is but a taste of Heaven.” I laughed and replied: “ Yeah I will bet it……” as I turned a around to see no one there. Yet that voice was as clear as if you were standing beside me now and saying it to me.

This is but one of many examples of hearing an unseen voice. At first it terrified me but upon reading this verse understood Who the voice was. It has guided me away from disasters, guided me to folks that needed help and other numerous occasions.

Do not think that the Bible is just stories or that that happened back then and does not occur today. When you walk with Christ and are close to Him in a loving relationship you too hear that soft gentle invisible voice from time to time. Obey it and amazing things will happen.

Jehovah is speaking, are you listening? Joseph a son of Jehovah

Now you are not to listen to just every voice because satan and his minions can do that as well. You are to test the spirits.

For me I call out to my Abba in Heaven to protect me from the deceiving spirits but if the voice continues I shall obey because I trust Him to protect me when in doubt.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) for blessing me with the privilege of listening to Your gentle loving voice and for the wonderful honor of talking with You through out the day every day. I thank you in the name of the sweetest voice of all Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.