John 20:24-29 (NIV)
24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Last Wednesday for our final Lenten season devotional, we discussed having authority over our faith. We were reminded that our Lord wants us to have authority over our faith and start to believe in the impossible. To believe in miracles like the dead rising from the grave, the ill finding a cure, or the lost being found. However, there are some of us that still do not believe that we serve a God who specializes in the impossible, so the question today is, where is your faith?
Consider the following:
Sometimes in life we will not see the blessing unfold right before our eyes or we will not personally see a demonic spirit break off of a loved one, BUT the blessing occurred and the curse was broken, so the question still stands, where is your faith? Troubles come to challenge your faith and in those times we can not be a doubting Thomas. Our scripture lesson reminds us that Jesus said, “blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” If you have started to possess a doubting Thomas spirit because you have been at your low point for far too long, I encourage you regain your faith. Today, I remind you that when you change your thoughts and you shift your mind, your whole world changes. Therefore, instead of always searching for the negative, find the silver lining. Remember, the word of God says by His stripes we are healed. Today, I encourage you to know that as long as you have faith, whatever you are asking God for, it shall come to past. Know that some things you may not bear witness to, but it shall come to past!