Why don't individuals discuss their doubts about God?
All believers will face doubt at some time during their faith journey. Maybe even more than once or twice. Things happen that make us doubt our beliefs and what we've been taught. Or we can be asked a question about our faith by someone else, and our inability to respond leads us to doubt our faith.
Doubt is common. But what happens when doubts arise about your faith? We tend to think of this as a negative thing. However, this is not the case. It is beneficial. It indicates that our faith is deepening. It indicates that we are being tested. Our faith is being put to the test.
But the million-dollar question remains. How can a person overcome their doubts about their faith?
According to author Mark. C Overton, a retired Chief Master Sergeant, the highest enlisted rank in the United States Air Force and United States Space Force, there are five-steps to clear path and solution to transform your beliefs, build your faith, and apply his teachings every day in your own life in one of his books called "Faith Transformation."
The five steps to overcome your doubts, according to his book, are as follows:
Understanding Faith's Origin as a Free Gift Even If You Know It All Already
Believing God is The Object of Your Faith Despite Erring Blind Unbelief
Committing Your Call to Faith to the Lord Even if You Don't Get Your Hopes up
Securing Salvation by Faith Alone... Nothing Else Is Needed
Growing Strong in Faith and Tackling Trials and Temptations with Ultimate Certainty
Even the most committed Christians have misgivings. They're an unavoidable result of taking the Bible seriously in a fallen world. If questions aren't addressed, they can grow in our hearts, leading to a lack of faith or outright unbelief. So…
We can't ignore misgivings no matter what we do!
It is not a sin to have misgivings; after all, everyone does. Don't act as if you don't have any reservations. Also, whatever you do, don't keep them hidden. Rather, confront your uncertainties head-on. Each one should be addressed.
Your faith will grow greater in the end!
There are three types of doubts. Intellectual doubts are the first. Emotional misgivings are the second type. Physical doubts are the third type, which commonly arise from acute health problems and life-or-death scenarios. All three are equally genuine, significant, and necessary.
These five steps should be able to help you overcome your doubts and live a better and fulfilling life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MARK C. OVERTON is a retired Chief Master Sergeant, the highest, enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Space Force. He developed his gift for writing throughout his 26 years of military service and first wrote the non-fiction AirmenSeries.
By faith, Mark turned to the Christian Living genre, penning The Good Book Series: Chapter and Verse: Daily Devotions for Your Work Week; LORD Teach Me How to Pray; I Like to Start with Something Funny; You Only Live Once; What Love Really Means; and New Day, New Life, the five-book series compilation.
With a heart of compassion and service, Mark writes to serve his readers and change lives. His message aims to refresh, encourage, and empoweryour perspective and draw you nearer to God.
Mark actively attends the First Assembly of God in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He completed the Dallas Theological Seminary’s Master of Biblical and Theological degree program in 2020 and partnered with Joel Osteen Ministries as a Champion of Hope.