The Pilgrim's Progress - Week 9

Overcoming Doubt & Despair

Personal Meditation

KEY THEMES:

  • Christians sometimes doubt God and get discouraged.
  • Even Christian friends may try to persuade us to make a wrong choice.
  • The body of Christ supports us when we feel hopeless.
  • Jesus’ presence and promises are the key that frees us from doubts and fears.
KEY VERSES:
 
Psalm 43:5
Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.
 
2 Peter 1:3–4
as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
 
Matthew 10:29–31
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
 
2 Timothy 4:18
And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!