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Doubting Doubt

I was replying to a friend’s note on Facebook when a particular comment appeared on the thread (see image below). This is an unsolicited comment so I’m posting it here.

My friend who wrote the note was recalling those times when she threw a lot of questions at God, even getting to that point where she felt “offended” because she thinks she’s not getting the answers she needed. I was talking to her about how it is okay to ask God questions because in the first place, God is in the business of progressively revealing Himself to those who believe in Him. Some friends from church posted their own take on the matter and even had verses to back the idea up. And then the comment that got me thinking appeared.

“Doubt leads to truth.”

Inquiry leads to the discovery of the truth. Inquiry is more of wanting to get a more in-depth understanding of what you hold on to as true. Doubt is not holding on to any truth. Constantly being in doubt means forever getting lost in a maze called confusion.

There is a thin line that separates doubt and our need to understand.

Here is what I have found to be written in God’s truth:

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believeΒ and not doubt, becauseΒ he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord, he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. Β –James 1:5-8

My prayer is that each one of us would have an encounter with Christ. An encounter so powerful, there would be no room for doubt. That whenever we do not understand, we cling unto our faith instead of allowing ourselves to be drowned in the sea of doubt.

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4 thoughts on “Doubting Doubt”

  1. hmmm. i’m pretty sure the person who left that comment meant the same thing, using a different word (which happened to be a little off). πŸ˜€ bitaw, this reminds me of one of our professors sa college. doubt pud iyang gusto nga beginning. an unbeliever can begin in doubt, but that stage would have to pass fast. a believer does not doubt. he asks and trusts. he prays, “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”

    1. Actually, what compelled me to write this entry was the fact that I knew the one who made the comment does not believe in the Bible. Thus, the short prayer towards the end of the post. πŸ™‚

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