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By   •   May 12, 2006   •   Topics: , ,

Q:

Is it wrong to have questions about God? I am a Christian, but sometimes things happen to me that make me doubt my faith, and I begin to wonder whether or not I'm really on the right track.


A:

God wants us to trust Him completely and totally–and when we doubt, we aren’t trusting Him as we should. The Bible warns that the person who constantly doubts God and fails to trust Him “is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does” (James 1:8).

At the same time, God understands our doubts, and the most important thing I can tell you is that He wants to take them away and increase our faith. Do you remember Thomas, who was one of Jesus’ closest disciples? When others told him that Jesus had been raised from the dead after His crucifixion, Thomas refused to believe it. He declared, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it” (John 20:25).

How did Jesus respond? He didn’t rebuke Thomas or tell him just to have more faith. Instead, Jesus came to him and showed him that He was alive. The response was immediate: “Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!'” (John 20:28). Tradition says Thomas became an evangelist and preached the Gospel as far as India.

When doubts come, don’t let them take root in your soul. Instead, turn them over to Christ. Most of all, saturate your heart and mind every day with the truths of God’s Word, the Bible. Satan will try to turn you away, but in Christ “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” (Hebrews 6:19).

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6 Comments

  1. Jamie says:

    The Devil is really attacking me right now. My roommate recently left the Faith and it’s affected me more than I realized. I feel lost and disconnected from God. I want to feel the you and happiness I had a few weeks ago. I know God is with me but I still struggle every single day.

    I want to hear God’s voice again and restore my spirit and Faith.

  2. MICHAEL says:

    I TRY TO READ MY BIBLE DAILY, I PRAY FOR A STRONGER FAITH, I ASK FOR CHRISTS SPIRIT TO FILL ME. I ATTEND A BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH AND AM A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING BUT BECAUSE OF UNANSWERED PRAYER AND THE CONDITION OF THE WORLD, I FIND MYSELF DOUBTING GODS EXISTENCE. AM I NOT SAVED, AM I NOT ONE OF HIS CHOSEN?

    1. Joe says:

      Hey man I don’t know where you’re at as of now…. But I just wanted to let you know that God works in strange ways.. because he is God. Hold on to the times that he has answered prayers, and the times you have felt him, because unanswered prayers may just result in something better, something God wants for you rather than what you asked. I have had the same doubts, but God always shows himself when I draw near. Just keep in prayer, he’ll always come through in HIS timing.

    2. Denisse says:

      Hey Michael keep seeking God , He the mighty God always answer are prayers ,you see the thing is that sometimes we want are prayers to be answer rigtht now and as we kn God answer when the time is rigth , please dont give up ,continue reading his word and continue looking for His present and you will see his glory…… also remember we all are His chosen ,we all have a purpose for God glory remember we were mad after his own image ….

  3. Catfish says:

    Thank you so much I needed this May god bless you

  4. Ash says:

    Thank you.