- Because it’s an uncomfortable place to be, humans have historically tried to rid themselves of doubt.
- We often believe that if we see or experience something, our doubt will be eliminated, but this often isn’t the case.
- But the Bible presents doubt in an interesting light. It never shies away from it, and shows the people struggled with doubt in an honest light.
Do you agree with our assessment that doubt will never be eliminated? Can you think of a space in your life where you feel like your doubt is gone? What is it?
Read James 1:6. This verse seems to contradict how Jesus treats a doubting Thomas, for example. What do you think James means in this section of scripture? Remember to read it in context!
If you’re comfortable sharing, what’s a doubt you have about your faith? It’s important to share our doubts, not necessarily to have them removed, but so others can walk with us in our doubt.
Thomas wasn’t the only one who doubted Jesus! Read John 18:15-18, 25-27 and John 21:15-19. These two sections of scripture show Peter’s doubt and Jesus’ response to it. Spend some time praying and meditating on how Jesus treats Peter, and how that relates to us in our every-day doubt.