In our January issue, Gospel superstar and actress Tamela Mann reveals the inspiring ways her faith guides her through life's ups and downs. Here, she talks about the words that comfort her when she's experiencing doubt.
Juggling marriage, a bustling career and family responsibilities can be stressful, and Tamela admits doubt can take root in her spirit. “It happens to all of us. I can’t say that I’ve never had doubt because to me doubt and worry start to work together to beat you down,” she confesses. “That’s when my prayer changes to ‘God, help my unbelief. Help me to trust You. Lord, You take the lead, like Carrie Underwood sang: ‘Take the wheel,’ because right now I don’t know which way to turn. I need You to lead me.’”
Tamela recalls one such time when she was backstage crying, filled with worry and getting ready to walk out in front of an audience, and doubt gripped her heart in a vice. “Tears were streaming down my face and I said, ‘Lord, I trust You.’ This calm washed over me. We just all have to say that now and again.”
Read more of Tamela's faith-filled insights in the January issue of Simple Grace, on sale now.