Even people who have experienced miracles seem to struggle giving God the benefit of the doubt (see Exodus 14, 16). When something contrary and difficult comes, they doubt God’s word, ability, heart, or their own ability to discern what God says. But they don’t doubt their doubts. Yet, even from a purely logical standpoint this doesn’t make sense. What percentage of the time does God deliver on his word? What percentage of the time are one’s doubts accurate? Not only that, if one trusts his doubts he is less likely to pray, thereby possibly forfeit the miracle and reinforce his doubts. Not only that, he suffers psychologically by listening to his doubts and he puts the Lord to the test.
In what ways am I listening to my doubts instead of God’s promises?