2007-03-23 - Verses about Doubt
Originally Published 1999-04-11
Most if not all of us have doubts sometimes. We may doubt God's very existence, His power, His love and concern for us as individuals. Here is some of what His word has to say in regard to doubt.
Examples of doubts:
John 20:25 (NNAS) So the other disciples were saying to him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.
God's instructions for dealing with doubts:
John 20:27 (NNAS) Then He said to Thomas, "Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing."
Sometimes when I have passed through times of doubt, I have felt that my prayers were rebounding, and my Bible-reading was fruitless. But I always find later, that those feelings were innacurate. We need to keep seeking after God. He is there, loving us even when we cannot feel it. If you are struggling with doubts, please talk to your local pastor about it. There is no shame in doubting. God knows we have doubts. He knows we are "as dust" and need help sometimes. If you don't have a local pastor, feel free to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.