Thomas, the apostle, had a very different week than the other apostles following the resurrection of Jesus. The other disciples were full of joy because Jesus was alive. Thomas refused to believe even though Jesus said he would be raised and all his associates gave their eyewitness account of seeing Jesus. Thomas spent a week of unnecessary sorrow and grief because he refused to believe.
When we refuse to trust God’s promises without firsthand evidence, we often waste time in worry and anxiety that could be spent in joy and peace.