Monday, June 21, 2010

Faith and Doubt



It is important to remember that faith and doubt are not polar opposites. In fact, doubt and faith are really part of the same movement of heart. For faith, you see, is not certitude; faith involves risk. "I have faith, but I could be wrong,"or, "Can I still have faith when thus and such has happened?"

Said another way, the opposite of faith is not doubt, rather it is unbelief. Unbelief says, "I no longer have faith; I no longer believe."

So, if you sometimes struggle with doubt, do not despair. What you are experiencing is the struggle of faith, and this is a good thing because to struggle with your convictions actually displays their importance and value.