Doubt can be a healthy thing. It allows us to question our beliefs and to grow in our understanding. However, doubt can also be destructive. It can lead us to question our faith and turn away from God.
The Bible has a lot to say about doubt. In Matthew 14:31, we see that even Jesus was not immune to doubt. He was walking on water, and when the wind picked up, he began to sink. But he did not give in to his doubts. He kept moving forward and ultimately made it safely to shore.
In John 20:24-29, we see doubting Thomas. Thomas had seen all that Jesus had done, but he still doubted that Jesus had risen from the dead. He wanted to see and touch Jesus himself before he would believe. But when Jesus appeared to him and Thomas saw that he was real, he fell down and worshiped him.
The Bible tells us that faith is the opposite of doubt (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is believing in something even when we cannot see it. And it is through faith that we please God (Hebrews 11:6).
Of course, there is such a thing as healthy and unhealthy doubt. Healthy doubt is the kind that leads us to examine our beliefs and grow closer to God. Unhealthy doubt is the kind that causes us to question our faith and eventually give up on it altogether.
If you find yourself doubting your faith, don’t be afraid to explore those doubts. Talk to a trusted friend or pastor, read books on the subject, and pray for guidance. Doubt can be painful, but it can also be a valuable tool in our journey of faith.
So if you are struggling with doubt, know that you are not alone. But don’t let your doubts keep you from God. Seek him out, and ask him to increase your faith.
Bible Verses About Doubt
1. Isaiah 41:10
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
2. Psalm 119:147
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
3. Genesis 28:15
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
4. Deuteronomy 16:1
Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.
5. John 20:27
Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
6. Romans 15:1
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
7. Luke 22:19
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
8. Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
9. Isaiah 46:9
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10. Ephesians 4:14
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
11. Deuteronomy 20:1
When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
12. 1 John 5:13
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
13. Psalm 119:116
Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
14. Judges 20:22
And the people the men of Israel encouraged themselves, and set their battle again in array in the place where they put themselves in array the first day.
15. Psalm 143:5
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.
16. 2 Peter 1:19
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
17. John 20:31
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
18. Exodus 12:14
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
19. Ezekiel 34:16
I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
20. Isaiah 43:2
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
21. Exodus 3:12
And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
22. Proverbs 6:23
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
23. Psalm 42:11
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
24. Psalm 119:130
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
25. 2 Timothy 2:16
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
26. 1 Corinthians 10:11
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
27. Isaiah 42:3
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
28. Romans 15:4
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
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