Billy Graham’s My Answer

By   •   July 9, 2014

doubt

Q:

Is it wrong to have doubts from time to time? Most of the time, my faith is fairly strong, but occasionally something happens that makes me question my faith, and then I’ll wonder if it’s really true. Is God upset with me for this?


A:

doubt22God would only be upset at you if you didn’t do anything to resolve your doubts and become stronger in your faith.

In other words, some people (I’ve found) almost enjoy having doubts, and they use them as an excuse to keep God out of their lives. Instead of seeking answers to their questions, they like to parade their doubts before others, and allow their doubts to eat away at their faith. But others treat doubt the way it should be treated — turning it over to God, and using it as an opportunity to grow stronger in their faith.

I often think of Thomas, who was one of Jesus’ closest disciples. After Jesus was crucified, Thomas’ faith was almost destroyed, and he felt hopeless. When others reported that Jesus had been raised from the dead, Thomas refused to believe it (and as a result he came to be known as “doubting Thomas”). But Thomas was willing to have his doubts answered, and so he stayed with the other disciples — and was present the next time Jesus appeared. His doubts fled, and he immediately responded, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28).

Don’t let circumstances or anything else fill you with doubt. Instead, make the Bible (which is God’s Word) your daily companion. Then when doubts come you can overcome them with the truth of God’s Word. The Bible says, “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him” (Proverbs 30:5).

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  1. bob says:

    NOT BY POWER OR BY MIGHT BUT BY MY SPIRT SAYETH THE …LORD…

  2. bob says:

    …GOD… THE FATHER’S FINISHED HIS WORK / GOD THE SON IS SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER UNTILL HIS LAST ENEMY IS UNDER HIS FEET / THAT LEAVES …GOD …THE HOLY SPIRIT AND US IN THE RACE

  3. amanda says:

    I want everyone to know how much God our Father loves you. God sent Jesus to die in our place, he was innocent and did NOT deserve our punishment. But Jesus said: John 10:18 “No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it again. This Commandment have I received of my Father. He took the punishment we deserved!!!!! YOU were worth dieing for!! He loves us that much. So when you ever feel worthless just remember you were worth dieing for. Jesus loves you.. Dont ever give up, because he dont give up on us. He gave his life so we can have eternal life. So give your life to him, he is waiting with open arms. I love you brothers and sisters.