Sunday, June 16, 2013
Doubt Verses Faith
Can a believer in Jesus have doubts about matters of faith?
Some people think that mature and growing Christians never question their beliefs.
But we all have experiences that build our faith, as well as some that cause us to doubt.
Doubting Thomas had such an experience, of Jesus resurrection, when he said,"Unless I see the nail prints in His hands I will not believe."
Christ didn't rebuke Thomas as we perhaps would have, instead He showed him the evidence he asked for.
A time of doubt doesn't have to become a life time pattern, that keeps us alienated from God,instead we can do as Thomas, ask God to show us a deeper understanding of His reality, then our faith will be renewed.
Guess we need to practice doubting our doubts less and Practice believing our beliefs more, when our faith grows weak and doubts arise as they did For Thomas.