“And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us” (1 John 4:13, NLT).
Doubting is part of being human, especially when it comes to God. Many have a hard time believing God because they can’t see him or prove his existence scientifically. He doesn’t fit into any formula and isn’t re-creatable in a lab. Even believers sometimes have doubts. Grace seems too good to be true, so how can it be?
Remember when Thomas asked to see the nail holes in Jesus’ palms? Jesus didn’t get upset or chastise him. He merely showed him the scars. We are all like Thomas and we have doubts about many things. This verse tells us God isn’t upset and he understands our doubting nature and our weakness. Because he loves us he provides proof through his Spirit that we live in him and he lives in us. This is one more example of how much God cares about us and for us—he doesn’t mind answering our doubts, and he does it with himself!