I know the struggle of faith that you have been walking through and I want to help you today. Let’s be like Thomas and look at my son’s wounds; see the scars, see the holes in his hands. You are used to bringing your prayers to the foot of the cross and I am preparing you to carry more of my glory, but first we need to deal with doubts and fears.
It is time to put those doubts and fears into the wounds of Jesus. After all, He was wounded for your transgressions, punished for your sins, and you do not need to carry them. Just like Thomas, it is time to receive the blessing of peace. Jesus spoke to Thomas as He saw him wrestling with his doubts, and He wanted to encourage him. I want to encourage you.
Activation: Ask the Lord to help you become aware of His scars. Explore them like Thomas. Ask Him to show you any doubts or fears you are holding onto. Repent, then receive forgiveness as you place those doubts and fears into His wounded hands. Receive His peace and know that He is preparing you for more of His glory.
Seeing and Believing
24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.
25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”
So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”
26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!”
27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not beunbelieving, but believing.”John 20:24-27 (NKJV)