Marian watched, transfixed, as the train roared past. So many people…all with a specific destination.
“What’s my destination?” she mused to herself. “Where am I going?”
She had asked herself this question since her early years, and her mind never hesitated to supply her with hundreds of possibilities. Sometimes she even ventured out to try something new…
And each time, her progress was poisoned by doubt.
Like an angry wolf, her inner doubt stalked her day and night, souring every opportunity, every relationship.
Perhaps one day she would ignore her doubt. Have faith.
But today, she simply watched. And dreamed.
This week’s Friday Fictioneers challenge was to use the photo prompt above and the standard 100 words to create a piece of fiction.
This story illustrates the life of all those who allow doubt to take root in their hearts. Doubt, which is the opposite of faith, can poison our walk with God, our human relationships, and our every endeavor. May we take the following Scripture passage to heart:
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.”
Photo Credit: Dawn Q. Landau