Having doubt does not mean we have a weakened faith. The only thing that undermines our faith is not believing God’s promises and moving toward them in trust and surrender. If God knows everything, why would we want to keep our doubts out of our daily conversation with him?
The tendency to doubt resides in all of us to one degree or another, and it never entirely goes away. The problem comes when we hold onto doubts with all of our might and make it impossible to release them to God.
Our doubts on earth come from a partial view of life. We need to keep in mind that it is temporary and the day will come when we will “know.”
Remember: The New Testament Disciples were “prolific” doubters.
“But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6
IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY!
Experiencing doubt and the questioning that comes with it is a wonderful OPPORTUNITY to drill down deeper into our belief and faith in God. In fact, doubting can actually produce spiritual growth and development.
I’m not trying to celebrate doubt. I’m trying to overcome it and move forward stronger than I was when it entered the cinema of my mind and the lining of my heart.
I ask God to take away the pain and uncertainty surrounding my doubts.
I ask God to remind me that this is not heaven.
And I ask God to encourage me with his truth that one day there will be unchallenged clarity.