When in Doubt
Doubt is a common experience for many people, and it can be especially challenging for those of faith. However, doubt doesn’t have to be something to fear or avoid. In fact, it can be an opportunity to deepen one’s faith and relationship with God.
In the Bible, we see examples of doubt in many of the great heroes of faith. Even Abraham, the father of the Jewish people, had moments of doubt. In Genesis 17, he laughed when God told him he would have a son in his old age. Yet, despite his doubt, Abraham continued to trust God and eventually saw the fulfillment of God’s promise.
Similarly, in the New Testament, we see the apostle Thomas expressing doubt about Jesus’ resurrection. Yet, when Jesus appeared to him and offered to show him his scars, Thomas exclaimed, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)
Doubt can actually be a tool for growth in our faith. When we have doubts, we can take them to God in prayer and seek His guidance and wisdom. We can also seek out the counsel of others in our faith community who may have wrestled with similar doubts. By doing so, we can deepen our understanding of God and our relationship with Him.
So if you are struggling with doubt today, remember that you are not alone. Take comfort in the fact that even the great heroes of faith experienced doubt at times. But don’t let your doubts hold you back from seeking God and His truth. Instead, use your doubts as an opportunity to grow in your faith and trust in Him more deeply.