Dealing With Doubt is a Part of Faith

It is not uncommon for all people, including Catholics, to experience doubt in their lives. I myself have experienced struggle and doubt many times. As a matter of fact, at a point in my life I went through nights of questioning and crying out to God for answers, comfort, and assurance.

Doubt is something that all Catholics are bound to struggle with at some point in our walk with Christ. We may feel uncertain of our faith, of God’s existence, and of his love towards us. Although being in a state of doubt is a very tough place to be, I do not think that it is something that we should be afraid of. Contrary to the common notion, doubt is not the opposite of faith but a part of it instead. See, if we never have any doubts, then maybe we are not exploring our faith and discovering God enough.

Today, if you are going through a trial or temptation that is causing you to doubt God, call unto him and seek answers from his word. As it says in Philippians 4:6-7: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Let me share with you this uplifting blog post that shows of Jesus’ power to calm our doubts, “When Doubt Rears its Ugly Head.”

Comments

  1. You’re right, Erin. Doubt is a part of faith. Faith is alive and as it grows, there is bound to be doubt. We learn through experience. Experience allows for insecurity and fear, as we become comfortable in our learning. Faith is a gift we must learn to embrace and apply in our lives, so that it becomes part of who we are. Things like this don’t happen on demand. They happen through the power of love. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.

    • Thank you for your comment M.J. and I am very glad you understood my angle on doubt being a part of faith. We do learn through experience, and that definitely allows for insecurities and fear. I appreciate your kind words and hope to hear from you again soon!