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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She formerly owned a Social Marketing & Business Coaching company, and is now passionate about guiding you to your promised land. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm. Follow...

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  1. Stephanie,
    I am encouraged by stories like that of Peter. Peter walked and talked with Jesus, yet he doubted/denied Him on three separate occasions. In spite of this, Jesus told Peter that he was the “rock” on whom He was going to build His church…wow! That’s a lot of confidence in a doubter! Like you said so beautifully, worship and doubt can co-exist. It’s not an either/or, but a both/and. Also, we don’t have to try to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps to muster up some faith. God gave us the GIFT of the Holy Spirit for just his reason. All we have to do is ASK! Seek, knock, ask, find. When I ask the Spirit in earnestness and I seek God in His Holy Word, they never disappoint. So thankful we have a patient God who is far greater than our doubt! Awesome post!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx
    ps. We’re on the same wavelength. This week I wrote a post on, “Prescription for the Spiritual Blahs” that sheds light on the role of the Holy spirit in our faith lives. What an awesome gift!

  2. I oftentimes have wondered if my faith starts to waver, will God give up on me. Like many people, I have faced trials and tribulations, and sometimes my faith wasn’t as strong as it should be. However, I do know Jesus died for all my sins and He loves me, even when I stumble and fall!

  3. Stephanie,

    I don’t think I ever doubted God. I do get the blahs. The mountain top experience gone, back in the every day mundane trenches of life. Like the disciples I have witnessed a few miracles. My aging dad got baptized at 83 by my pastor. God completely healed my aging dad’s dementia for about 1 year. God doesn’t get upset with doubters like Thomas. He understands us better than we do. He gently shows us the proof. He welcomes us with our doubts & fears. Doubt is Satan’s tool to dissuade us from believing & following Jesus. He would love nothing more than for us to be doubting & fearful. It’s at those times that Jesus gently whispers to us I am here with you. We need more than head knowledge of Jesus. We need a heart tuned to Him fully. Ever grateful for a loving, kind, patient God who forgives & eases our doubts & fears.

    Blessings 🙂

  4. Oh my…. I love this, Stephanie! (So much I wrote an entire book about my experience with doubt 😉 ) You have another perspective on how Jesus interacted with the doubter, and that is one of invitation. Yes and amen—he wasn’t offended, didn’t reject them because of it, and even saved a place for them (in today’s terms). There’s a tension between doubt and belief and it’s good to understand they aren’t mutually exclusive. I’ve learned the value of making a space for these conversations, to allow room for Wanderers to express the truth of where they are so another can point them to truth and love them through the desert. Thank you for assuring those who are wrestling with holy and hard things that God knows their hearts and loves them no matter what. Xoxo

  5. Stephanie, thank you so much for sharing this. I have been dealing with doubt and fear so please pray for me. Thank you and God bless you sister!

  6. Stephanie:
    Thanks for sharing about doubts. It’s a struggle that can embarrass and make me suffer.
    Marinalva

  7. Thank you for your beautiful and meaningful post! I was at a ladies conference yesterday and they shared this video with us. It is funny but at the same shows the beauty of Gods amazing grace with Peter and us! Enjoy!

    https://youtu.be/EhoFEuw2GPA