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President Bush's inaugural address focuses on freedom, friendship, and faith!

Pop singer Michael Jackson acquitted of all 10 counts!


'Driven', 'Proven' and 'Results Matter' slates sweep SGB election!

Endorsing the fabulous five for Student Government Board (SGB) elections on Nov 17, 2004!



Kerry for a weaker America: Running for president, they call him Kerry!

PSelect-cision 2004 asks: "What are issues that are most important to you that you are basing your vote on and why?"

PSelect-cision 2004 asks 40 students, "Which presidential candidate will best lead this country and why?"

Kerry for DRAFT which Bush is against!

Trial advocate Edwards could not defend Kerry against charges!

Who cares for the the 2nd victim!

Republicans are the political party for African-Americans and people of different ethnicities!

Answering, "Voting for neither candidate of a major political party is going to bring us closer to God."


Carnegie Library corrupts the morals of a minor!

SGB and Rainbow Alliance’s view of homosexuality is not held by all!

Juveniles escape of death penalty could influence abortion decisions.

FDA should continue to ban gay sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!


Archives of Daily Devotionals Delivers Dosage!

Christian groups seek to provide haven for incoming students!

Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling knows all about spiritual strikeouts!

Vote for the perfect candidate 24-7!


The Pitt News editorial, 'Troop casualties undercounted by 17,000'  makes it sound like......

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Despair Occurs Unfortunately, But Trust Savior!" (D.O.U.B.T.S)

Ramesh C. Reddy

Editors note: The devotionals that appear from this month on will be taken from the archives because I want to present devotionals relating to the reason for the season. It is possible they will have updates and will be highlighted in pink.

Quiet Times: (Psalm 136, Proverbs 16, and Luke 1:34-38)

“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God. “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her.  (Luke 1:34-38, NIV)

Mary was still in doubt that she was going to bear a son in her virginity and makes it clear to the angel. I found it very interesting that the angel did not leave Mary when she questioned the angel but patiently answered her with reasons to appease her doubts.

The angel Gabriel gave 3 main promises to appease Mary doubts:



  3. HOLY ONE to be born will be called the SON OF GOD

 The angel starts out with the Holy Spirit, then mentions God, and concludes with Jesus.

Mary is let known about the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit who will begin the process of allowing her to conceive in her virginity. This is because the power of the Most High would overshadow her giving her the ability to conceive in her virginity. Now the final result would be a ‘HOLY ONE’ being born who will be called the Son of God.

It is very significant that the angel answers Mary’s doubts with promises that are entirely focused on God. The Holy Spirit, Power of the Most High, and Holy One called Son of God all are names for God.

The angel does not stop there but goes a step further giving her a promise that is very tangible at the moment rather than intangible like the previous 3 promises.

When the angel started giving Mary reasons, they were all spiritually intangible reasons that she could not see right away but had to believe in faith. I believe God wanted to appease her doubts more concretely so let the angel present a more concrete tangible promise that can be seen.

This is evidenced by the angel’s next promise:

“Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month.” (Luke 1:36)

The angel lets her know that Elizabeth is going to have a child in her old age. This statement alone would also be intangible of something to come in the future and Mary would have to take it in faith. The angel does not stop there but lets her know Elizabeth who is barren is already in her sixth month. This is very significant because now Mary could tangibly see something that seems humanly impossible happening in her relative’s life. This is to assure Mary that if Elizabeth could get pregnant and she was medically diagnosed to be barren then Mary too could get pregnant even though she was a virgin.

After the angel gives all the reasons, he concludes it with a powerful promise giving the credit to God and letting her know it is because of God whatever is going to happen will happen. This is evidenced by:

“For nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37)

After all these reasons Mary’s doubts are definitely appeased. She may not have understood everything nor had a scientific answer to explain what was going to happen but she finally believed. Her doubts were appeased because her question was answered patiently by the angel Gabriel.

I know she believed because she makes two powerful statements to the angel which makes the angel know her doubts are removed. This is evidenced by:

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. (Luke 1:38)

  1. I am the Lord’s servant!

  2. May it be to me as you have said!

It is so interesting that the angel leaves only after hearing Mary’s response to her doubt being appeased. Until then, the angel kept giving her reasons to believe.

 I saw wonderful implications for our own life.

If we have doubts and questions concerning the Lord and what He tells us, He we will not abandoned us but will work with us.

I ask you now dear friend, what do you do with your doubts?

Dear friend, it is wonderful to know that our doubts and questions are not thrown away by the Lord. Just as the Lord intervened through the angel Gabriel to work with Mary in her doubts, He will intervene in your life to help you through your doubts. We need not be afraid to ask questions of the Lord or concerning the Lord. He will send someone our way to help us through these doubts. I do believe it.

I do not know the doubts you may have right now. But the Lord does and He will not abandon you. The Lord welcomes your questions. Take it to Him and He will respond. Wait upon Him!

When John, the Baptist who was born to Elizabeth had doubts later in his life concerning Jesus who was born to Mary, Jesus did not abandon John but sent word to him in prison to appease his doubts too.

Let us remember that John was the one who was born before Jesus to prepare the way for Jesus’ coming. As circumstances started coming his way that were not good, doubt started to creep into his ministry. He doubted the things he believed but the Lord helped him through it through his disciples.

It becomes a big deal when we know how long John the Baptist prepared the way for the Lord. He is the one who also baptized Jesus in the Jordan River (rf: Mark 1:9). Now it seems like John is not sure about Jesus.

We need to ask ourselves why?

Being in prison may have raised doubts in John's mind. He easily could have been in despair. Also, he may have wanted to assure himself even though he is in prison that what he stood for all along was right! (rf: Luke 3:1-20, v.19 & 20 reveal why he was put in prison)

How can a prophet who believed in Jesus, prepared the way for Jesus, and baptized Jesus all of a sudden be filled with doubts?

 Sometimes circumstances we are in can make us doubt. John is a human just like us.

What does Jesus do? 

"So he replied to the messengers, 'Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me." (Luke 7:22-23)


  1. Jesus wanted the men to go back to John.

  2. Jesus wanted them to report to John what they have seen. (rf Lk 7:21)

  3. Jesus wanted them to report what they have heard.


Jesus told them to tell John the Baptist 7 things:

  1. Blind receive sight

  2. Lame walk.

  3. Those with leporsy are cured.

  4. Deaf hear.

  5. Dead are raised.

  6. The Good News is preached to the poor!

  7. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.


It is very interesting to know that Jesus did not ignore John the Baptist when he had doubts but took the effort to answer his doubts. He sent the messengers with evidence to reassure John the Baptist that what he stood for before going to prison was right!

We learn the love of Jesus for others. If people have doubts concerning Him, He does not just abandon them even if they have served Him for a long time and then enter the times of 'despair and doubt'.


We have seen John the Baptist live for Jesus and all He did for Jesus. We also learn that he was put in prison for standing up for what is right. Now he is in despair and doubt. We also see Jesus coming along and sending a message of hope to John the Baptist. Especially v.23 'Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.'

Dear friends, I ask you now, 'Have you served the Lord and have been so enthusiastic about telling others about Jesus? Have you been so excited about the Lord?'

What about now?

Is that enthusiasm and excitement for the Lord still there or are your circumstances filling you with despair and doubt about what you believed in and stood for?

If you are in despair and doubt, remember that Jesus will not abandon you. He will reach out to you just as he reached out to John the Baptist. Oh Yes, He will! When you feel down and in despair, remember all that the Lord Jesus has done in your life and in the lives of others.

Jesus does not ignore John for his doubts but reaches out to him with evidence and later also praises him for all that he did in serving Jesus. (rf Luke 7:24-28)

Jesus reaches out to you too and will not forget what you have done for Him. In your circumstances that are filling you with doubt and despair, come to the Lord and stand upon His Word and promises.

May you find the peace and joy in the Lord this Christmas season and forever and blessed are those who do not fall away on account of Jesus!

We will all face trials and tribulations (rf: James 1:2-4) but the important thing is what do we do with those trials and tribulations?

God loves you my friend and it may be hard to face what you are going through. The Lord suffers with you and knows your pain. Lean on Him.

The angel Gabriel never left Mary until her doubts were appeased. Maybe the Lord has sent you to answer someone’s questions and appease their doubts. You are placed at such a time as this. Use that opportunity for the glory of the Lord and do not give up on the person you are trying to reach out to. Remember, it is the Lord who works in you to accomplish His purpose. Don’t give up but keep reaching out.

May you trust the Savior though despair occurs in life for He will take care of us! Amen!

"Despair Occurs Unfortunately, But Trust Savior!" (D.O.U.B.T.S)/"What do you do with your doubts?"


Oh Father God, we just come before you now. Thank you so much Father God for your Son Jesus Christ, for sending Him into this world to rescue sinners like me. Oh Lord Jesus, thank you so much for being with me through trials and tribulations. Even in my doubts you never left me and kept to your promises. Oh Lord I thank you for loving us so much. Your Word shows us that trials and tribulations are a part of life but you will be with us. You want us to remember all that you have done for us when we are filled with despair. You want us to trust in you and we do that Oh Lord. I thank you Lord for reaching out to Mary and John the Baptist in their time of despair and doubt. Thank you for reaching out to us too. We are so sorry for all our sins and ask you to forgive us and rescue us. Light the fire in our hearts again Oh Lord and fan the flame. Make us whole Oh Lord. You know Oh Lord where we have been and we need you. Light the fire that once burned so bright for you. I thank you Jesus. We give ourselves to you and rest in you Lord. We rest in your love and care. Give us an undivided heart that we may praise your Name. Thank you for hearing us and answering us! In Your Name We Pray Jesus! Amen!

No matter what you feel in your heart, know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel of John or Gospel of Mark! It is also important to be part of a body of believers to help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches Christ crucified and risen to bring us hope, healing, and help! As a student, it is not too late to join a fellowship on campus too this coming new year!

Feel free to email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com if you want to meet to study the Bible, pray with, talk about Spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My number is 412-720-4579

"This is my work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)

Love in Christ,

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