Question: Does Doubt Disqualify Us?

kylaonthego asked:

I follow your ten thousand posts a day and want to first say thank you for shining a light. You do an excellent job of answering questions according to the Bible and also out of your informed wisdom. A man like you is needed in this generation. Ps. John I was wondering, if the disciples got to see Jesus, and walk with Him and know Him so closely and yet still struggled so much in their faith, what hope do I ever have of kicking my doubts and truly igniting my flame for Christ? I feel stuck.

Hey my dear friend, thank you so much for your kindness, and please allow me to point you here:

– A Mega-Post on Ragged Jagged Bipolar Faith

You know, you’re exactly right on when you say the disciples struggled in their faith — and that’s a huge clue to our faith journey today.  While I would never promote anything less than a vibrant, robust, thriving sort of faith, I also know that God has room for the doubters and strugglers and up-and-down travelers.  I’m talking about people like Peter and David and Moses and Esther and Martha, who didn’t get it right every time and had very open frustrations about God.

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