Prayer: Father, you have given me a spirit of power and not of fear. I choose to embrace that and make the decision to respond in faith to my doubts today. Holy Spirit, guide me. Strengthen me. Empower my response to my doubt. Amen.
What do you do with your doubts?
When we experience doubt as a believer, we have a responsibility to respond. We must make a choice: we can respond faithfully by using our questions to draw near to God and seek Him or we can respond unfaithfully by using our questions as an excuse to not engage with God.
One practical way you can respond in faith is to acknowledge your doubts. God already knows what you are thinking and feeling. He is not surprised by anything, but He is honored when you bring your fears to Him and He is glorified when you acknowledge these fears to other believers. Another way you can respond in faith is to investigate your doubts. God the Father, Jesus, the resurrection, the Bible, and every other aspect of our faith have withstood many centuries of examination by people from every era and education level. He has never been proven wrong. He invites your questions and desires for you to seek Him.
These principles and truths are outlined in the Psalms as different authors respond to their doubt by acknowledging their observations and investigating their questions. Today, you will read a few examples.
Look in the word: