The Day a Doubter Believed
By Greg Laurie
“Then Jesus told him, ‘You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.’”
If you have a hard time believing there’s a God in Heaven who loves you, if it’s difficult to wrap your mind around the fact that God has a plan for your life, then Easter
is for you.
Everyone struggles with doubts now and then. Oswald Chambers, author of the well-known Christian devotional My Utmost for His Highest, said, “Doubt is not always a sign that a man is
wrong; it may be a sign that he is thinking.”
One of the disciples of Jesus was super skeptical. In fact, we call him doubting Thomas. After the resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples, they
told Thomas about it. But Thomas said, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side” (John 20:25 NLT).
the next time they met together, Thomas was there. And sure enough, Jesus appeared and said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” (verse 20
Thomas simply said, “My Lord and my God!” (verse 28 NLT). He didn’t want to know anything more than what the others knew, but he just needed to know for himself.
So you can come to Jesus with your skepticism. You can come to Jesus with your doubt. You can even come to Jesus if you’re an outright atheist.
However, you can’t live off the faith
of someone else. You need to come to the Lord and say, “I have these questions,” and then put your faith in Him.
Someone might say, “Show me, and I’ll believe.”
But God effectively says, “Believe, and I'll show you.”
You can turn your skepticism into faith, and you can turn your doubt into belief.
This is for All people in the whole world . . . :
King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Scripture Prayers of Salvation
Pray the following out loud:
John 3:16 … Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You gave Your one and only Son, that when I believe in Him I will not perish but have eternal life. I believe in Jesus with my heart and I ask you to forgive me of all my sins. I renounce
satan and all his works and ways, I choose the truth and disavow satan and all his lies. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Romans 10:9-10 … Thank You Lord that when I confess with my
mouth Jesus as Lord, and believes in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. I believe in my heart and accept You as Lord. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Isaiah 45:8, 2 Tim
2:10 … Thank You Lord that salvation will spring up within my heart, that I may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. In the name of Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:18 … Thank
You Lord that I may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 19:10 … Thank You Lord that I may grow to find Your Word more precious than much
pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 42:1-2 … Thank You Lord that You will create within me a hunger, a longing, for You and Your will. Set my heart flames
a fire in love with you. Reveal yourself to me. Make me to love you as you love me. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Dear Jesus . . .
All that I am is Yours. I surrender to You now. All that I have is Yours. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins against you! Please wash them away with the blood that You shed for me at the cross! Nail my sin and selfishness to the cross!
I repent Lord! Create in me a clean heart oh God, and renew the right spirit within me! Cast me NOT away from thy presence and take NOT thy Holy Spirit from me! Forgive me of all my sins! I want to be covered and protected! I want to go to heaven instead of
hell! I believe and speak with my mouth that You died for my sins at the cross at Calvary, and was buried. I believe that You took my sins to hell and rose from the dead on the third day. I believe that You now sit at the right hand of my Father in Heaven.
I believe that You alone are the Savior of the world!
I believe that You are my Savior! You are the one and only true Messiah! I renounce satan and all his works and ways! I
choose the “truth” and disavow satan and all his lies! I make You my Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ (Yahshua HaMashiach)! This is something that only You can do, so take my heart and cleanse it of all unrighteousness! Purify me and don't stop
till I go to heaven to live with You forever! You are faithful! I give You my heart, mind, body, spirit and soul! All that I have is yours! Come into my heart and live within me! I want to reflect your Spirit! I want to be like You! I was made in your image!
Here I am . . . I surrender my life to You! Fill me with Your Spirit! Lead and guide and direct my path! I ask You for your grace to be an overcomer and finish the race You have called me to run! Thank You for Your lovingkindness! Thank You for drawing
me close to You! Thank You Father God! In the name above all names I pray, Jesus! Amen!
1 Thess 4:14
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also
which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth
on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.