When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him. “What are you arguing with them about?” he asked. A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.” Mark 9:14-18 NIV
The teachers of the law were arguing with the disciples who were not with Jesus during His transfiguration. No doubt the teachers of the law were attempting to put doubt into the minds of those disciples, as they were not successful in removing the demon from the boy.
Do we at times have doubts because things don’t go well for us, even though we belong to Christ? Christ never promised everything would go well for us. Christ faced persecution, and death. Should we not expect persecution and times which are not good for us? Does this mean this Christ is not with us? Yes, we need to expect times when things go bad for us. No, Christ has not left us alone. At the end of Matthew’s gospel Christ promises us that He will always be with us, even unto the end of time. Be sure that He is with you. Doubt comes from lack of faith and from the evil one attempting to divert you from God’s promises. Submit yourself to the Holy Spirit. Let Him be in control. Know that Christ is always with you!