What to do when we have doubts

Have you ever doubted God's power to heal? Or doubted your ability to demonstrate His power?

Doubts need not throw us. They aren't a sign that God is losing His hold on us or that the probability of healing has become remote. Doubts about God are the bubbling up of as-yet-undestroyed misconceptions about His nature and about who we really are. At such times, the Christ, the divine healing influence, is urging upon us a new and higher perception of reality, and the material misconception is being exposed so that it may be destroyed and replaced by spiritual understanding.

Doubts come to most of us at one time or another. Yet the Bible reassures us: "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." I Cor. 10:13. God is never the source of the temptation, as the book of James makes clear. See James 1:13 . But His ever-present love ensures that we can never lack the Christ-impelled spiritual perception we need in order to withstand and destroy whatever fear or discord we may encounter.

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