Work Through Your Doubt
I, personally, struggle on a regular basis with trusting God’s goodness; instilling doubt about this goodness is one of Satan’s first and best lies. While I can clearly see God’s hand in the lives of others, a small part of me is convinced that He’s a bit busy, or distracted, or asleep in the stern with his head on a cushion, when it comes to my needs, and that’s why it’s taking so long for particular prayers to be answered.
The disciples’ words are comforting because they illustrate that I, and you, and the panicky people drinking coffee in the back of the room, are not alone in this thought, the only person in history who has thought this way. We walk away from the passage feeling comforted, as opposed to chastised because we’re such miserable slobs who . . . doubt.