Thought for the Day – Saturday 22nd August

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After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee.

When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”

Matthew 11 : 1 – 3

Have you ever had those times when you had been promised something? Then as time continues, doubt starts to creep in that what was promised those many of years ago. Sometimes, it helps to get reassurance that this promise is still going to fulfilled.

The disciples who John had sent were probably wavering in their faith. The person who they had been following was now in prison, and they were losing hope. John sends them to Jesus in order to help restore and revive their faith and hope in Jesus, and the work he was doing.

There will be times we have doubted and will doubt in the work of God in this world. This is fine, but the important thing is to not let yourself stay in that doubt. Reach out and be in communication to help restore your faith. We were not made to live in isolation, and so let us not struggle in isolation, but reach out and support each other on this journey.

Prayer: God of hope and faith, we give you thanks that you are always there is restore our faith in you. We also give you thanks for the people you have placed in our lives to walk alongside us on this journey. Help us to reach out when we need help and not try to go it alone. We give you thanks that you never waver. Help us to trust in you, and be willing to ask for help when we need it. Amen.

Action: Ask for help.