God Is For You
by Danita Harris

Do you find yourself sometimes asking the question, "Lord, why am I here?" Have you ever uttered anything like "God everything in my life is so bad and I don't know how things can possibly turn around and work in my favor."? I've had moments in my life when I've asked those questions and had serious doubts about my purpose in life. We all want to feel that we have a purpose, a reason for being. And when we go through different trials and we're faced with challenges, some of us tend to go into the "doubt dungeon". We begin to question our existence and we doubt if God can really bring us out of a trying situation.

During our stay in the "doubt dungeon" we buy into everything that fosters a negative outlook on life. Those self-defeating thoughts begin to run rampant through our minds. "I can't do anything right", "Everyone's life would be better if I weren't around", "Why bother talking to anyone about how I feel, they'll never understand." Sound familiar? I've been there and I know it can be a cold and lonely place. So how do we get out of the "Doubt Dungeon"? How do we gain confidence in ourselves again? The answer is prayer and the Word of God.

Many times we take for granted the luxury we have of going to God in prayer. We can communicate our thoughts to the One who created us. Who knows us better than God? And not only does He know you, He cares about every teeny tiny detail of your life. Through prayer we have a direct line to the Father. And guess what? He doesn't have call waiting so He'll never put you on hold. When you have doubts about your present and your uncertain about your future, confess those feelings to God. He's always ready to listen and eager to calm your fears. But first, YOU must decide to come out of the "Doubt Dungeon". So, pray about the doubt and allow God to pull you out!

The Word of God says in Jeremiah 29:11 "I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope." You see, God has a plan for your life. You were created for a purpose. Not only does He have a plan for you, it is a plan for peace in your life. And if that's not enough to get you shouting "Hallelujah", God puts the cherry on top by letting us know He wants us to have a future filled with hope. I think your doubt just got SLAMMED to the floor!

Psalm 37:4-5 says "Seek your happiness in the Lord and He will give you your heart's desire. Give yourself to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will help you." If you are truly tired of living in the "Doubt Dungeon" and you desire to have peace and happiness in your life, call out to God. Let His word solidify what He has placed in your spirit and get ready for your doubt to be KNOCKED OUT!!! Hallelujah!

Danita Harris is an anchor at WEWS News Channel Five and can be seen daily on Good Morning Cleveland and News Channel Five at Noon. She loves to write poetry, sing, and volunteer with The Girls Club of Ohio. Danita loves to encourage people in the Lord, and prays everyday that people would see the light of the Lord in her life.