The Grace of God Cures Self-Doubt

         One of Satan’s strongest weapons is self-doubt. Many times this causes us to question our faith. We might ask ourselves questions like: Am I ever doing enough? Am I making the right decisions? Am I living up to God’s teachings? Wrestling with self-doubt is a struggle everyone faces. Some of the most prominent people of the Bible even had self-doubts: Moses was one of them.

            In Exodus chapter 3, the Lord speaks to Moses through a burning bush and commissions him to lead His people out of Egypt. Moses responds to God saying, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” God then reassures Moses by saying He will be with him. He also grants Moses the power to perform miraculous signs so that the people of Israel will believe that their God is truly with him. In Exodus 4:10, Moses then questions God’s decision to make him His spokesperson saying, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” The Lord replied, “Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”

            God alone qualifies us to be His children. (Colossians 1:10-14) He also makes every child sufficient to complete righteous good works with His free gift of grace. 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 reads, “Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”

            Acts 7:23-30 tells us that Moses was 80 years old at the time God spoke to him through the burning bush. No matter what age you are, God has work for you! He is active in each of our lives and wants us to carry out His will.  He knows that we are not perfect, but He chooses to love and have mercy on us. Moses killed a man in Egypt and disobeyed God’s commands when he struck the rock instead of speaking to it at Meribah. (Numbers 20:1-13) Yet, God kept Moses alive and actively serving Him because he always strived to grow with God till he passed on. Deuteronomy 34:7 reads, “Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.” When self-doubts arise in your life, know that God is with you and He can grant you the strength to keep pressing on with confidence.