The Christian life is one of faith. We are saved by faith and we live by faith. We’re called to trust and obey God even when we can’t understand all that we’re experiencing.
We can be tempted to doubt God. We can doubt His promises, doubt His character, and doubt His faithfulness. When we doubt God, we can be tempted to take things into our own hands instead of relying upon God.
In the Bible, God gives us many helpful, reassuring Bible verses about doubt. These verses strengthen our confidence in God and help us overcome the doubts that plague us.
Use the Bible verses about doubt to help you fully trust in the Lord no matter what you may be experiencing.
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Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son (Genesis 18:14).
When Sarah looked only at her circumstances, she had reason to doubt. After all, she was almost 100 years old and God had told her that she would have a son.
But God reminded her that absolutely nothing was too hard for Him. He would fulfill His promises in spite of the overwhelming odds. And sure enough, God did exactly what He said He would. Isaac was born from Sarah’s “barren” womb.
If you want to overcome doubt, don’t look at your circumstances. Instead, look to God. Nothing is too difficult or hard for Him. You can be 100% sure He will fulfill His promises to you, even if you don’t know how He will do it.
Faith is not ignoring your circumstances and hoping for the best. Rather, it’s looking straight at your circumstances and saying, “I know God is going to come through.”
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)
God doesn’t require you to have perfect, flawless, indestructible faith. When the father in this passage looked upon his son and saw how ill he was, he felt overwhelmed.
On the one hand, he knew that Jesus could heal his son. On the other hand, he battled doubt and unbelief. And yet Jesus responded to the man’s imperfect, doubt-riddled faith and healed the boy.
You too can come to Jesus with both your faith and doubts. Tell Him about the doubts you’re experiencing. Confess both your faith and unbelief. He won’t turn you away, won’t reject you because you don’t believe perfectly. Just like He responded to the man in this passage, you can be sure that He’ll respond to you as well.
But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:30-31)
This passage is really quite incredible. When Peter looked to Jesus, he was literally able to walk on water. He stepped out of his boat and began to walk toward Jesus, who had walked across the sea to meet His disciples. However, when Peter took his eyes off Jesus and looked at wind and the waves, fear overtook him. Instead of believing wholly in Jesus, Peter trusted in what he could see.
In the midst of your struggles and trials and challenges, fix your eyes firmly on Jesus. You may not understand how He will deliver you. You may feel like your entire world is crashing in upon you. But you can be sure that Jesus will be faithful to you. He will keep you and sustain you and help you. He will come through on His promises.
God doesn't make promises that he doesn't keep. You can hold fast to the promises of God even as the winds whirl around you and the waves crash down.
If you struggle with depression, you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are many Bible verses for depression. In the midst of the valley, God wants you to have hope. He wants you to know that He hasn’t left you and that He still deeply loves you.
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” (Matthew 21:21-22)
Pastor Adrian Rogers said,
“Never get in the habit of saying what God cannot do. There’s nothing too hard for God; He is a God of might and miracles.”
When you pray, don’t be intimidated by the “size” of your request. You may think that what you’re asking seems impossible. And truth be told, it may be impossible, at least according to worldly standards.
But you serve the God of the impossible. He’s the God who split the Red Sea, sent manna from heaven, fed 5,000 with a few loaves and fishes, and raised Jesus from the dead. Absolutely nothing is impossible with God. You can pray in faith, believing that God is able to do anything.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Doubt most often comes when you lean upon your own understanding instead of trusting God. When you look at your circumstances instead of at the God who rules over all your circumstances.
When you look at your circumstances instead of at the God who rules over all your circumstances. When you trust in what you can do instead of what God can do.
Pastor Adrian Rogers said:
"Faith is not positive thinking, following a hunch, hoping for the best, then trying to make it work. It’s not a feeling of optimism, it’s not 'believing what you know isn’t so.' When Abraham went out, he didn’t know why and he didn’t know where. He only knew Whom."
You may not know where you’re going or what you’re doing, but God does. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Don’t try to figure out exactly how God is going to work everything out. Acknowledge Him and trust that He will make your paths straight.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1)
Faith is not rooted in what you can see. Rather, faith is rooted in the unshakable promises of God. Daniel had faith in God even though he could see hungry lions waiting to eat him.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had faith in God even though they could feel the searing flames they were to be thrown into. David had faith in God as he stood face to face with Goliath.
Pastor Adrian Rogers said:
"God used a boy with a sling to go against Goliath, the original Bigfoot, belching out blasphemies. David was just a kid…Goliath, over nine feet tall. Everybody else thought, 'Look how much bigger he is than us!' David thought, 'Look how much smaller he is than God!'"
Don’t rely upon what you can see. If you do that, doubt will certainly overtake you. Rather, rely fully upon God to help you, strengthen you, and deliver you. Instead of thinking about how “big” your circumstances are, think about how great God is.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me (Psalm 50:15).
The deliverance may not look exactly like you expect, but you can be 100% sure that He will help you.
Martin Luther said,
“Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.”
You can stake your life upon God. You can entrust yourself to Him and His promises. Again and again, throughout Scripture, God always comes through for His people. You can be sure that He will come through for you as well.
These Bible verses for doubt can empower you to live in a faith-filled manner that brings honor and glory to God. God is infinitely trustworthy and you can rely completely upon His promises.
This doesn’t mean that you don’t have questions. It doesn’t mean everything is easy and straightforward. It does mean that you should hope in God and cling to Him in every circumstance. Whether you’re in green pastures or about to be thrown into the lion’s den, whether you’re in the “Promised Land” or have your back against the Red Sea, your faith is in God.
God has always been and always will be faithful.