When we look at the word “doubt” in the dictionary, we see the following descriptions: undecided, sceptical, disbelieve, distrust, unlikely.
So when God says in Matthew 21:21 that we should have faith and NO doubt what does this mean? We cannot be any of the definitions above when we ask something in prayer. According to verse 22 we will receive when we have faith and believe.
So why do we doubt so much?
If the most honest person we know says they are going to be at our house at 7 or that they will deposit money into our account, do we doubt them? Of course not, because the definition of no doubt is: certainly, without question, definitely, without doubt. We should therefore trust God so much more.
When asking God something in prayer we should have faith and really believe. This is one of the most difficult things to do. Somehow we always wonder if we are worth the blessings God wants to give us.
We have to believe that whatever we ask for in prayer will be given to us. We also need to have the same faith that whatever we don’t get is God’s way of protecting us against the things we cannot see.