Thomas was a “glass is half empty” disciple with a side order of truth issue. Maybe, like Thomas, you refuse to believe anything unless you see it with your own eyes.

We really only have three examples of his gloomy spirit. Then again, there are only four total references to things Thomas actually said. The first is when Jesus told His disciples He was going to see Lazarus who had recently died. Thomas assumed the likely outcome would be death for all of them. The second incident was when Jesus said the disciples should know where He was going-heaven-but to paraphrase Thomas, “Nope, don’t have a clue.”

The third incident is the most notable. After Jesus rose from the dead, Thomas was told that the disciples had seen Him. Thomas said, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe” (John 20:25 NIV).

The final thing we read from Thomas indicates a profound change of heart. When he finally saw Jesus following the resurrection, Jesus granted his request. Thomas was overwhelmed and convince and exclaimed, “My Lord and my God!” (verse 28).

Jesus has always had the power to overcome tough trust issues. For Thomas-for you.

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