Overcoming fear and self-doubt

Stories of the disciples, the ones who knew Jesus so intimately and ministered alongside him, not getting it are rather comforting to me.  It’s nice to know that I’m not alone when I don’t measure up to where I would like to be in my faith life! The disciples had seen Jesus perform miracles, why did they have “little faith?”

The disciples were likely afflicted with the same things you and I are: fear and self-doubt.  Watching Jesus heal someone and believing that they were capable of it themselves are two different things.  Talking about something and actually following through are different things. In many areas of my life, second-guessing what I am capable of is a full time hobby.

What is something in your life that you need to hand over to Christ and trust that he will accompany you through?  How can you begin to have faith the size of a mustard seed?

—The Jesuit Prayer team





Troy Bengford