By   •   May 31, 2005   •   Topics: ,


I really want to believe in God and in Jesus, but I just can't conquer my doubts. Whenever I think I've put them behind me, then I start wondering if I'm just kidding myself and maybe God doesn't even exist. How can I get out of this rut? Or are some people just naturally doubters?


Yes, perhaps some people are more inclined to be doubters. After the resurrection, Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, had the same facts the other disciples did, but unlike them he refused at first to believe. But when he saw Christ, his doubts vanished and he immediately exclaimed, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28).

Notice what changed Thomas: It wasn’t his feelings, but the fact that Christ was alive and cared about him. And the same can be true for you. You see, often our faith is based only on our emotions; sometimes we feel God is near us or we feel we believe in Christ—but other times we don’t feel that way. But feelings are not a reliable guide to the truth! Our feelings come and go—but the facts remain the same.

What am I saying? Simply this: Put your faith in Christ, and keep your focus on Him as He is revealed in the pages of the Bible. In other words, don’t trust your feelings, but trust the facts—the fact that Christ was God in human flesh; the fact that He died on the cross for you; the fact that He rose again; the fact that He promises to save all who turn in faith to Him.

Begin by asking Christ to come into your life—and He will. Then take time every day to pray, and to read His Word, the Bible. When you do, your faith will grow and your doubts will fade.

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  1. Dana says:

    I didn’t ever believe I could be saved because of all the things I have done in my life. I grew up knowing God only to turn away from him for a good many years. I even didn’t believe the scriptures was of any help. But I have been able to walk with him once more after repentance and much study. And to be honest it wasn’t anything in the Bible that made me come back to knowing God, but by looking online for answers to my problems, watching prophecies of things to come, and by listening to messages from Jesus on YouTube.

  2. Curtis says:

    I was a believer for over fifteen years and fairly well indoctrinated in the scriptures under very good teaching. I just don’t believe anymore. Perhaps I’ve hardened my heart but, in the explanation above, I see no compelling answer. I read that as, ‘keep reading until you believe., then you’ll feel better.”

  3. Lacey Belanger says:

    This really helped a lot, I am a Christian and I’ve had a lot of trouble with trying to get over this whole doubt thing, it is really just like how you see in movies with a person with an angel and a demon on their shoulders, and I always want the angel but I feel like the demon pulls me away from where I want to be, I would stay awake at night wondering if it was only me who felt theses doubts but now I know it’s not, I have now told my self I am going to try my hardest to take every opportunity there is to be closer to Christ, I just try to have faith I can do that, hopefully I will be able to go further into my Christianity more than just knowing about The Lord and his son, Thank you!

  4. Jeremy says:

    Thanks. I have felt the same way after leaving my faith and coming back. I will try praying, and reading the Word also. Maybe that’s what I was missing.

  5. al romano says:

    faith is lukewarm, at best. How can we know for sure?