Why Did You Doubt?

Why Did You Doubt?

"O you of little faith, why did you doubt?" Matthew 14:31

Simple faith takes God at his word, and expects him to do as he has said. It always gives God credit for sincerity and truthfulness. So that the simple believer is not so much troubled with doubts and fears as many others. But to many, very many, may this question be put, "Why did you doubt?"
Lost sinner! Why do you doubt the Savior's power? He has saved millions of as great sinners as you are! Why do you doubt the Savior's willingness? He never did refuse to save one who came to him, and he never will! You have his own most precious word for your encouragement, "I will never cast out."

Christian! why do you doubt your Savior's care or kindness? Can there be any justifiable cause? Not any! He cares for you . . .
as the object of his eternal love,
as the purchase of his precious blood,
as the gift of his beloved Father,
as a member of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

No monarch was ever so careful of the costly jewels of his crown--as Jesus is of you. No husband was ever so careful over his tenderly beloved bride--as Jesus is of you. His kindness to you is loving-kindness; as if his kindness were steeped in love, or love were clothed with kindness. No single word would express the tender love of God to you, and therefore he uses a compound word to do it.

Why do you doubt? Did your Savior ever give you any reason--has his conduct any time furnished you with an occasion? Never! Then trust him, confide in him, look to him, and always expect from him. He is faithful, who has promised. Encourage confidence in him, commit your all to him, leave your all with him--and so you will honor him. Trust in him at all tunes, and fear not.

"Jesus said unto them: Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Matthew 8:26