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.”

Pareting Doubts: A Natural Behavior for Parents

It is quite normal for parents to have doubts. All people have doubts, but parents tend to doubt whether or not they are raising their child properly. This is natural, and most of the time worrying is a good thing! If you are worried about your child and your abilities to raise them into a good person, then you are already a step ahead of some parents out there. The difference is that you care! Some parents do not care about their children, and the fact that you are worried at all is a good sign. Chances are you are doing a great job, so keep doing what you have been and make changes when they seem necessary. Use your own best judgement, that is really all anybody can ask of you as a parent.

I recently read a post by a concerned mother titled, “Parenting The Heavy Stuff” and the comment I left for its author inspired me to share this post about parenting doubts. The mother listed all the “heavy thoughts” she has about parenting and her son each day. I felt that my reassuring response (along with about 50 others!) was something she might enjoy seeing.