In Moments Like Those! What do you do?

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  1. righteousdude2

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    This OP will be one of tremendous transparency because it means admitting before your peers on this board that there are "those moments" in your day, week, month and life that you actually come to the place where you ask yourself is heaven for real? Is God really there? And do I really, truly know that I am saved and forgiven?

    I talk to believers all the time who have those moments, and it takes courage to admit momentary lapses in faith or trust. Yet these folks, like me, can admit there are times when we do have some lapse in faith and doubt.

    The intent behind this OP is not to out anyone, but rather to have you share what you do to counter those moments and to put the behind you in order to move forward and even closer to God!
     
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    Our Lord is real. Heaven is real. Any doubts about His and Its existence were settled in my mind years ago.
     
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    So glad to hear you never have moments of doubts. Thanks for sharing. Shalom!
     
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    Glad you are fine w/ no doubts!
    I share the same as you quote, but have not been free from EVER questioning salvation.
    I admire your strength!
     
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    I think it's natural to question what is true for anything. Heck, even in marriage we might question "Does my spouse really love me?" even when they show it daily. What we need to do is be immersed in Scripture, be fostering a real relationship with the Lord and when those times of doubt come in, remind ourselves of just how God has worked in our lives in the past. This is where I think it's important to have "monuments to God's faithfulness" in our lives. These can be actual objects, people, notes of what God did, etc. One monument for me is a woman in our church who's life has been changed drastically over the last 4 years. I look at her worshipping on Sunday mornings and my heart is filled with praise to God. Another is looking at my daughter who was healed 4 years ago from a particularly rare tumor in her pancreas. I look through my prayer notes and see where God has worked and where He is still working. I even have small mementos from different occasions where I can look at it and remember the circumstances where I got it.

    God is good and no matter what my doubts are, He is faithful. I just need to be reminded of that sometimes!
     
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    Seriously? I think that my comment was wasted here. I never said that I have had any doubts. Read what I did say. I said that I have had them settled.
     
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    RD, Just-Want-Peace- Reread this thread and believe that I read sarcasm into your posts that was not there. My apologies. Please disregard my reply (edit period has expired).
     
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    No sarcasm intended! and I apologize if it was taken that way!

    May I suggest that maybe you felt there was (sarcasm) based on your oft attempts at sarcasm towards others!

    I often shared with spouses, who felt their loved one was cheating (but could never prove it), that maybe it was transferred guilt based upon their own hearts hidden agenda.

    I think what you professed was admirable! :applause:

    I only wish that I could be more like you. but I have had, as another person told me in private, fleeting moments of doubt and questions (mostly questions), that have to be resolved by reaffirmed faith. And that is what I was referring to in this OP. Fleeting moments of hesitation, that need to be resolved through Scripture, prayer and knowing that you know, that you know, it is real and of Him! :praying:
     
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    Ann, I appreciate your candor. That was what I sense so many of us needed to hear. That it is going to happen, and that God is good and faithful until the end, to get us beyond ourselves. After, salvation is based upon a life of growing faith!
     
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    And I admire your candidness! Shalom my brother! :wavey:
     
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    I see that it is now your turn to read into things.

    I simply misunderstood.
     
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    Lord, give me more faith is a prayer for every minute.

    "The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak".

    We are constantly bombarded with: lust of flesh, lust of eyes, and pride of life. Eve had the same problem. Adam passed it to the human kind. We are all totally depraved.

    For those born again, it gets more intense. Satan uses his most fiery darts. Confusion and doubt are darts of the Devil.

    Many folk fail to realize that our minds are not regenerated. We think-- we think, and really get confused; but never get so confused in our thinking that we cannot clearly discern the duty of our brethren.

    We all need more time in the prayer closet--outside of cyberspace.

    God is faithful--even when we are not.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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    Thanks Bro J, well said. It is true, that the longer we are in Him, the more intense the enemy will come at us. :flower:
     
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    As the (IIRC) little tug-boat - in a book I used to read to my kids - said":
    "No pwa-bwum!!" :thumbs:
     
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    So is Satan and Hell!... But be of good cheer soldiers of the cross!

    Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

    11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

    12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

    15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

    16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

    17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

    18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints

    Brother Glen
     

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