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Today I am joining with the #Five Minute Friday community of writers to write for five minutes on a given word prompt: DOUBT.

Merriam-Webster defines doubt as: to call into question the truth of; to be uncertain or in doubt about. To lack confidence in: Distrust. To consider unlikely.

Doubt tends to rear its ugly head so often in my life. Many times I find myself praying for something only to be visited by that unwanted visitor….doubt. I remember one time, in particular, when I was praying for a healing in my body. I knew that God was and is the healer and I prayed earnestly that He would heal me, but in the back of my mind I wondered if He would. Sure, miracles were happening to everyone around me, but I felt like I wasn’t worthy enough or good enough to receive healing from God. My doubt in His faithfulness was canceling my prayers.

James 1:6 says: “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”

To ask without doubting is believing in God’s loving care for us and knowing that God will hear and answer our prayers. They may not be answered in the way we intend for them to be answered, but they will be answered in the way God sees best for our lives. He knows the beginning from the end and He has a good future in store for each one of us.

As I look at the picture of these baby birds, I am reminded of the verse in Matthew 6:26: “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” We never see a bird doubting whether or not its mom is going to feed it. God supplies everything those birds will ever need. If He does that for each of them, how much more will He do it for me? God is Faithful.

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