Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Ye hath God said, 'Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" (Genesis 3:1)

Not only Thomas, a disciple of Jesus, succumbed to doubt. I recently had a "duh" moment, when the Holy Spirit seared the source of all doubts on my mind. The devil is the master of deceit, the father of lies; he is the disseminator of doubt. Once upon a time, God created Adam and Eve, the first man and woman. They lived in the perfect environment of the Garden of Eden.

Whoever said, "Don't mess with perfection" did not know Satan. He not only had a plan; he put it into action. Eve was the target and doubt was his arrow. It hit dead center. He placed doubts in her mind; his methods are still in circulation. "What if?" became keywords. Doubt is an abbreviation for unbelief. Eve quickly doubted God's instructions and his purpose.

I perceive doubt of one's salvation, in lives of born again believers, is part of Satan's master plan of destruction. IT is easy to dabble with doubt, if we mistakenly think that we brought about our salvation by something we did. God has said our salvation is through faith by grace. I believe. I do not doubt his infallible word. (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Father, I recognize the enemy. Dispel doubts that disturb my peace. In Jesus name. Amen.


Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth’s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.