Why do we put limitations on God? Why do we tell God, “I can’t”? It has to do with doubt. For some reason, we forget God spoke the universe into existence, and we forget God can do anything through us.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
— Philippians 4:13

Your mind is a war zone, and there is an enemy that wants to control you. One of his greatest weapons is doubt. We doubt our abilities, and we doubt others, but we should never doubt our God. He is the God of consistency. He is the God of his promises. He is the one who has never failed us.

Why do we doubt? One reason is the enemy’s attack (we will talk about this in another devotional later this week), but another reason is that God’s plan doesn’t always line up with ours. Sometimes, our doubt is our fault. We try to be in control. We want to protect ourselves from whatever lies ahead. But, when that doesn’t line up with God’s plan, we begin to doubt him instead of our plan. In essence, we start playing God. We believe our idea is better than his. Why would we ever doubt the one who created us? Why would we ever want to be in control when the God who created the universe wants what is best for us? Why do we question his authority?

A lack of trust, our pasts, and our sin can all make us question him, but we have to remind ourselves that God can use all things. We have to remind ourselves that God has yet to fail us, he has won every battle, and he will never lose. So how do we remind ourselves? Throw yourself into his word, surround yourself with people who will point you to Jesus, journal your prayers, and focus on God’s promises for you and me.

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation, and my God.
— Psalm 42:11

Whatever you are facing, remind yourself who is in control.

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