Faith and Doubt

We doubt God, we doubt ourselves, we doubt our friends and family. But faith dwells in the shadow of doubt. The author of Hebrews wrote, “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). No faith is needed to accept the money in our wallet, the flat tire already fixed, the illness healed. Yet many of us fear doubt or imagine that it undermines faith rather than recognize it for what it is: the soil in which faith grows. The flip side of doubt is faith. Doubts can be doubted too.

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About R.P. Nettelhorst

I'm married with three daughters. I live in southern California and I'm a deacon at Quartz Hill Community Church. I spent a couple of summers while I was in college working on a kibbutz in Israel. In 2004, I was a volunteer with the Ansari X-Prize at the winning launches of SpaceShipOne. Member of Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, and The Authors Guild
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