by Glen Elliott | Faith Killers series |
Every honest, healthy follower of Jesus has experienced both faith and doubt. But faith and doubt are not the opposites or enemies as we often assume. Rather, they often co-exist. What if instead of fearing doubt, we anticipate how God can use the process of doubting to lead us to a deeper faith. Doubt, as Frederick Buechner once said, is the “ants in the pants of faith.” Let doubt make its case so we’ll address the questions it raises. Doubt can be like an unwelcome guest whose presence and questions actually drives us deeper into faith and transforms who we are. If you want to grow your faith, don’t run or hide from doubt, rather, engage it with God, scripture, and others.