“Then Jesus told him, ‘You believe because you have seen Me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing Me.'” John 20:29
Doubt is something we all deal with. At some point, everyone will question the soundness of Scripture, the reality of the resurrection, or even the legitimacy of our Lord. But doubt doesn’t have to be destructive. In fact, doubt has great potential to draw us closer to God and our relationship with Him.
When you doubt, remember that you are in good company. Even some of Jesus’ closest followers had their questions. The presence of doubt unveils something more than we think. It reveals our faith. Doubt is a field that lies in the middle of belief and unbelief. That reality shows us that we have potential to grow stronger in our belief in God through our doubt. We just have to come to a point where we rely more on faith based on the evidence we have discovered. After all, faith is what brought us to salvation in the first place. Are you relying on that faith in times of doubt?
Thank God for His understanding and patience. Pray through your doubts. Don’t be afraid to ask God the hard questions!
When you doubt, write them down. Journal the questions you have about God. Then, as you discover the answers, write them down as well. Keeping a log of those doubts and questions will eventually help you as you face new doubts!