Romans 8:11 says, “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” 

Easter represents not just an event to celebrate but a profound power that we can experience in our lives. The resurrection of Jesus is not merely a historical moment; it is a promise of life and transformation for each of us. 

The Call to Believe

John 11:25-26 says, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” 

In the Gospel of Luke, we are asked, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but he has risen!” These words echo through time, challenging us to seek the living Christ rather than dwell in doubt and disbelief.

The Story of Thomas: Overcoming Doubt

In the account of Thomas in John 20:24-25, we see a familiar struggle with doubt. Thomas, known for his skepticism, refused to believe unless he saw the physical evidence of Jesus’ wounds. His doubts were real, understandable, and perhaps even relatable to many of us today.

Where does our unbelief come from? Sometimes we doubt because we don’t understand why God allows certain things to happen. Other times, we’ve tried to believe in the past and it didn’t seem to work out. We may have even been influenced by the doubts of those around us. Yet, Jesus calls us to move beyond our doubts and believe in the power that He offers.

Overcoming Doubt: Steps to Belief

  1. Realize that Jesus continually seeks us out.

No matter our doubts, fears, or uncertainties, Jesus is always present, ready to meet us where we are. Just as He appeared to Thomas, He offers to reveal Himself to us if we are willing to see.

  1. Take a step to discover who Jesus is.

To combat doubt, we can engage with Scripture. Each day, immerse yourself in the Word, allowing it to speak to your heart and transform your understanding. 

  1. Give your life to the One who gave His life.

Belief is not merely faith in something; it is faith in Someone. Like Thomas, when we encounter the living Christ, we are moved to declare, “My Lord and my God!”

Let us not be defined by doubt but by the power of belief. As we celebrate the resurrection, may it be more than a historical event to us—it is the power that lives within us, offering hope, transformation, and the ability to overcome doubt.