Last week I talked about disappointment and how it can be a debilitating moment in our lives. The hurt and pain it causes. This week I would like to delve al little bit into doubt. Perhaps you have been taught that when you doubt as a believer shows a lack of faith. Thus when you doubt you are filled with feelings of a type of failure or you’re not strong enough or maybe even you begin to doubt your salvation. Contrast this with being taught that there is nothing you can throw at God that He can’t handle, or it is ok to question God. For me personally I believe that to express my doubts and seek the answers is a way to grow and exercise my faith. For us to grow as children of God our faith must grow, thus doubt is a necessary part of the believer’s experience.
When we doubt it is because we do not have the answer. When we doubt and seek God it is a moment when we turn from our pride (having all the answers is a form of pride) and we lower ourselves before God Almighty. When we honestly and openly confront our doubts and plunge deeply into why we believe what we do we open doors for God to lead us into eventually living a more complete and fulfilling Christian life. Doubting may be a time of stress and uncertainty in our life but honesty before God is what brings healing and life.
I will say to God my rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? Vs. 10, As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God? Vs. 11, Are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.Psalm 42:9-11