Bible Verses About Doubt: 20 Scripture Quotes

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The goal of every Christian should be to grow to be more Christ-like every day.  This is the process often called sanctification where we seek to grow to be more mature (or Christ-like) through the power of the Holy Spirit.  You may have noticed that I called this a goal.  Goals sometimes are achieved but many times we fall short of our goals.  It takes faith to grow spiritually in Jesus Christ.  But if you have been a Christian for any amount of time, you realize that many times we have stumbling blocks or things that come up in our lives that keep us from growing in our faith. There are many verses that deal with “doubt,” “fear,” and “unbelief.”  If you are reading this article, you have probably had some doubts in your life.  Maybe you have doubted God.  Maybe you have doubted that He is good.  Maybe something in your life has happened and you just cannot make sense of your faith.  Hang in there.  Prayerfully read through these passages and meditate on them and allow God to strengthen you through the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 21:21 And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.

Bible Verses That Use The Word Doubt

Genesis 37:33   And he identified it and said, “It is my son’s robe. A fierce animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces.”

Deuteronomy 28:66  Your life shall hang in doubt before you. Night and day you shall be in dread and have no assurance of your life.

Job 12:2  “No doubt you are the people, and wisdom will die with you.

Acts 28:4 When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live.”

Jude 1:22 And have mercy on those who doubt;

Bible Verses About Doubt

Today, if you are going through a trial or temptation that is causing you to doubt God, cry out to God. He is faithful.

Verses About Doubt and Faith

Luke 24:37-38 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

Romans 14:23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.

James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Scriptures on Unbelief

Mark 9:24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

John 20:27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.”

Matthew 13:58 And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.

Mark 6:6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching.

Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen.

Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Romans 11:20 That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear.

Jesus Tells Us Not To Doubt

Matthew 14:31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Mark 11:23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

Bible Verses About A Lack of Faith

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Mark 4:40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”

Matthew 8:26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

Doubt is one area that we all struggle with at times.  Doubt seems to be part of faith though. Paul Tillich once said, “Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.” I think Tillich is right.  If we never have any doubts, then maybe we are not being stretched in our faith in any ways.  God never asks us to put all reason aside to follow him.  Today, if you are going through a trial or temptation that is causing you to doubt God, cry out to God.  He is faithful.  He will never leave or forsake you.

If you have overcome doubt or unbelief, please share your experience in the comments section so that we all can be encouraged and strengthened in our faith.

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Pamela Rose Williams June 11, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Hi Daryl, This is a great collection of verses and I especially like how you said //If we never have any doubts, then maybe we are not being stretched in our faith in any ways.// So many times God tests us, I think to build our faith and indeed it is an element of faith. We should be willing to allow God to “try” us, reminds me of Psalms 26:2 “Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.”.

Thank you for this and also, love that song in the upper right of the page. Perfect for this article. Well done!


Josh June 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Pam is so right that this was a great study on this topic. I really enjoyed reading this one!


Jon Bosco September 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Hello Daryl,

I felt really relieved and happy after reading the collection of verses quoted below. I would like to share my experience about the doubts which I gone through in my relationship. I am a person who blindfoldly trusts people irrespective of what they are, and I landed into a relationship, wherein the lady proposed me. After 3 years, i learnt that she was not faithful to me. I started to pin point of her wrong doings and which was not good in the eyes of God, as we had planned to get married sooner. Yet, things did not work out and she always said that she had been loyal to me. I always felt that she did not respect me and been loyal and had to call it off.

Though within my heart, i feel whatever I did is right in the eyes of God, yet I feel that May be I would have been wrong. It’s like a myth. But always I felt that the Spirit which is within will always guide us in the right path and I decided with hard feelings.

Now reading the scriptures, I feel comfortable and if I am wrong, I carry my repentant heart and lay it down at the feet of My Lord God.

Please pray for the lady and also me, if I were wrong and being in this wild world, may be I have judged her wrong. Please pray that the Lord God forgive me and direct m in his righteous ways and use me as His instrument. Amen.

Jon Bosco


Debbie October 18, 2012 at 10:37 am

Dear Daryl

“Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.”
Thank you so much for this quote.For the last 2 months I have had doubts that I do not know where they are coming from.It has been a terrible trial for me as I have been a christian for many years but was out of the church for a long time due to my husbands bad health.Upon returning to church the doubts begin.

I have been praying for God’s help.I am so disappointed in myself and ashamed of my doubts,and I pray daily for forgiveness.I feel that my faith is being tested so I fight everyday to overcome the doubt.I pray that God will strengthen me through this trial.
By getting on the internet to strengthen by faith,I came upon this quote of yours.It has lifted me UP!! Thank you for giving me help with this trial that I am fighting.I have added your website to my favorites for encouragement. May God bless you for you service!!


Lauren February 11, 2013 at 1:29 am

My whole life I have believed, that doesn’t mean I loved the life I should have. I drank excessively, drugs were involved and I was just bad. Through it all I always believed in God and Jesus. One night something changed. I had a horrible experience and realized I didn’t want to drink excessively anymore. I started going to Young Life more and was baptized by our leader up at camp. I felt my life totally changing. I no longer had the desire to drink heavily and use drugs for recreational purposes. I attended Young Life and church more and more. Then shortly after the doubts began. I asked myself “how do you know you believe what you think you believe?” It was awful because from there I psyched myself out. I still am struggling. It’s like in my heart I believe what I always have, and I think I do, but I feel as if SATAN wants us to think otherwise. I think he is using doubt as a trap. Now we both need to have faith, faith that Jesus will pull us back in.


Robert February 13, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Hi Lauren,
You are absolutely right, Satan does want you to doubt. The Bible says that the Devil, “prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (I Peter 5:8 ESV). The devil loves to see us doubt God and His word. However, we have this promise (among many others) from God, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7 ESV). Satan cannot touch us while God protects us. Trust in God, read and obey His word, and you will have nothing to fear from Satan. He is a conquered enemy. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,


Steve Flood November 14, 2012 at 7:06 am

HI Daryl,

Concerning my battle with unbelief, this testimony might sound a bit odd to you. But I am writing so that others might be helped by my experience. For decades, a demonic impression attack me thru lower back pain that undermined the key truth that Jesus came in the flesh. That impression in my back was a panicky persistent sense that Christianity was a myth, that believers testimonies were pious frauds, and that Christianity had died in Europe. These impressions all sound nonsensical today but at the time, the lie of the enemy was, “See, you dont really believe in Jesus. Now you are in my power and I can get you to do anything I want!” That suggestion was TRULY TERRIFYING!

I have made great progress in overcoming these false impressions. Online, I have delved very deeply into apologetics and have found many good articles by apologists such as Gary Habermas, Glenn Miller, William Lane Craig, and many others.

I found that there is very good scholarly agreement on the authenticity of original NT manusripts, many completed before 100 AD. No reasonable person can make a case either that they were not genuine or never existed in the first place, though we no longer have the originals. The huge number of bible translations today is excellent testimony to the preservation of the essentials of Gods message through very accurate copies over the years. Textual criticism shows only minor copy to copy variations that do not afffect any key doctrines.

I laid to to rest the false impression that Chrstianity has died in Europe. For example, I found online that there are pockets of rivial in France, though Muslims there outnumber evangelicals and much of that county is in a state of lapsed Roman Catholicism. While there has been a secularization of much of western Europe, there are still areas where faith is strong.

The pain in my back…well, it just a pain, and has no bearing whatsoever concenring the truth of Gods Word. As far as believer’s testimonies of transformation…they are generally true, though there have been some exaggerations. I will not throw the baby (Christ Child) out with the bathwater by doubting all testimonies. If Jesus is truly alive and the Son of God He MUST be really changing some people!

Persistence is the key. The only way to know Gods Word is true is be believe and practice it even when it doesnt seem real! Jesus is REALLY changing lives today, even though I have not seen some changes yet in my life to which others testify. Hope my blog helps a struggling doubter! Steve Flood


Steve Flood November 14, 2012 at 7:12 am

Refering to what I already sent… Steve Flood


genesis December 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I have been and still fight doubt all the time non-stop and sometimes i feel like giving up because i am tryingnnot to doubt and it is annoying how itt never goes away. Some of my doubts are wether god is real or if i am saved and if god really forgives me. One day i will believe in god with no doubt then a few minutes later i would doubt again and this really frustrates me. I hope noone thinks im crazy i just want some advice please and i want to feel free with god and try and resy in him but i try and ignore the doubts but it is non-stop.


Bry Sherrill December 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I know what you mean but the truth is that Prov 3:5-6 says to “trust in The Lord with all Your Heart and lean not on Your understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge God and He will direct you path.” I know exactly what you are struggling with because I am to but no matter what here is what is true… The Word of God. You can rest assure and just dive in to it on a whole deeper level. The battle has already been won and when we just let God be God and do our best and (psalms 46:10) “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” So just rest in God being God. I know it seems hard but God is growing you and He will have the victory! Don’t give up, we will grow past it and not only that but we will be better off and stronger! It says “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. So this is just growing us but we can’t give up and God will take care of the rest! Just fast and believe the best and ask God to help you in your unbelief! Becuse those doubts are not from God but the enemy and the enemy is a liar. Know that if God is for us who can be against us! (Romans 8:31). You are more than a conqueror! (Roman 8:37 . You are loved and God will make a way, I know it’s hard but trust and let God be God! You are loved! Praying for you


Debbie January 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I know what you talk of because I’m going through the same thing as I have wrote earlier. Your feelings are my very same feelings everyday.It begins to wear you down not knowing where the feelings are coming from.Everyday I fight this,I have gotten so bad that I dread hearing anything religous as I’m afraid of the doubts starting back. I get so mad that I can’t seem to get pass this.
I understand that you think someone will think you crazy because I feel the same way.The only thing that calms me is that God knows my heart and knows how much this grieves me.His words say he will never leave us no matter what.So I try to keep this in my thoughts as I struggle and know that no matter the thoughts that I have, he will never leave me and forgive me. We just need to let go of the guilt when we have these thoughts and let God lead us.I will keep you in my prayers.


Lauren February 11, 2013 at 1:46 am

I agree. It wears down on you so much. I keep praying though, even though sometimes I find it hard. And how you said you dread hearing anything religious. I sort of do to, but I keep it up because I know I need to. I have found that talking also helps. I was spending a ton of time crying because I was ashamed of my doubts. My roommate (who isn’t a Christian) kept trying to get me to find help. I was to ashamed to admit anything was wrong and tried talking to her, which even though she isn’t Christian helped a little but not as much as it could have. Anyway, she got so worried about me because I didn’t want to leave my bed and was anxious and could hardly eat and keep food down. She told my Young Life leader who I now have a meeting with. She also convinced me to see a doctor. They put me on Klonopin for my anxiety (just for the weekend) and it has calmed me down enough that I have an appetite and although my thoughts still scare me, it is less so. I also decided to talk to a couple Christian friends as well as my small group leader. IT all helps, at least temporarily, but more than anything it reminds me that people BELIEVE I will get through this and that other people are praying for me. I didn’t want to tell me mom but I figured I should as the anxiety meds will be billed to her insurance. She said simply that almost everybody has doubted and it is normal. What we do with our doubts, I believe, can help. For me opening up to people is a huge step, even on here. Also I have been looking at Christian Apologetics, AMAZING. There really is so much evidence for the existence of God and the truth of the Bible. That being said I still doubt, doubt is one of Satan’s biggest weapons. But keep pushing through. I have a feeling God has something great planned for us at the end of all of this. Really, once conquered it can only make our faith stronger.


brit May 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm

I was going through the same exact thing for about a month and a half where I doubted everything I have believed in my whole life about God. I couldn’t talk to anyone because I am a husband and when I tried talking about it to my wife even she just couldn’t understand or help. I felt alone in the fight with no one to talk to on the outside includin my family. And it was a tough experience working in the hospital and seeing many suffer didn’t help. I was constantly praying and didn’t feel relief and was stricken with doubt with everything I looked out which just like you would drive me insane. I thought God may have seriously left me because I felt like I tried everything. But just so you know that feeling of not giving up isn’t you yourself providing the strength. It is God himself holding onto you because if he let go of you you would no longer believe. And even then God would be waiting for you. That is God keeping his promise he would never leave us or forsake us. you constantly wanting to believe is God not letting you go and that took awhile to understand. Not just that but I wanted to know how to get the doubts to stop pouring in. The Holy spirit is the one that give us faith beyond a doubt. the Holy Spirit empowers us with it and protects our faith. Nothing is of our doing except the power or choice which God gives us. Ever heard of standing on the promises of God? That is exactly what you need to do here. That God isn’t leaving you even when you are doubting. keep fighting and don’t give up. Ever. And you will not be let go because only ourselves turn from God. Not God turning from us. But those little bursts of doubt that come out of nowhere is the devils work. That took some time to realize also. Ask for forgiveness of doubting and ask the Holy Spirit to forgive you of allowing doubt to enter your mind and to help you in the process because the doubting grieved the Holy spirit which I had done also. But believing is a choice. You yourself have the power to choose to believe and God gives you the power to overcome. And Jesus is still with you. He is forgiving you so don’t let the devil try to make you feel condemned because that is all the devil. Jesus Christ covers doubting because others have doubted in the Bible as well but he still is faithful always. Believe Jesus is forgiving you and proclaim it. God doesn’t want us to stay in grief because then we begin to think we are on our own and we aren’t strong enough alone to overcome doubt or sin. After you proclaim Jesus has forgiven you and will continue to do so until this passes and you conquered it. You will feel better after you realize you are still God’s child even when you feel alone. Trust in God and have faith in Him. God is good and don’t lean our own reasoning because it is flawed. God is getting me out of it and this can be beaten and Christ deserves the glory for the victory. And continue to praise his name even when you are in this valley. He is with you through the darkest of times and even now. He is holding you.


Jonathan January 20, 2013 at 12:05 am

I am 16 years old. I accepted Jesus into my heart when I was 6. I have since fallen into a life of sinful desires. Now I doubt my salvation. I am struggling to recover from the life of sin as well as recover from doubt. Please pray that I will overcome temptation and that I will forgive myself and stop having doubt. Also, I heard someone say that (as a child) just by saying “Jesus, please come into my heart” isn’t a sufficient prayer. That was the prayer I made when I was just six. Did Jesus accept that? I’m afraid that I will be left behind in the rapture or otherwise perish. Please pray for me!


Remington Vickers February 4, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Jonathan, I just prayed for you. I am sorry to hear that you continued living in sin and now struggle with forgiving yourself and doubting your salvation.
For assurance of salvation, I highly recommend reading through the letter of 1st John in the New Testament and looking at sermons or commentaries on it. John gives multiple “proofs” of those who are God’s children, those who have actually been born again and now have the Spirit of God living in them.
Judging by the grief God has given you over your sin, it sounds like you /have/ trusted in Jesus as your atonement and your righteousness before God. 1st John says “If we confess our sins he (Jesus) is faithful to forgive us our sins and to cleans us from all unrighteousness.” But remember, God’s kindness, forbearance and patience exists to bring you to repentance. -Romans 2:4
For self-forgiveness, pray that God would enable you to stop beating yourself up. You can /never/ atone for your sin; only Jesus can. You deserve an eternity of punishment in Hell for breaking God’s laws, as you know. But Jesus’ perfect sacrifice on the cross, taking your place and your punishment, is ENOUGH to pay for all of your sin–past, present, and future. None of us deserve that, but it’s true for all who trust in Jesus as their righteousness.
About the prayer you made: People can pray a prayer with all the right words and not be born again of the Spirit. People can “believe” all the right things about Jesus and not be born again of the Spirit. But “all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” If you want to be saved from the judgment of Hell by trusting in Jesus to pay for your sin, then tell God and turn from sin to follow Jesus. “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” -Psalm 51:17.
I pray God gives you assurance through reading and meditating on His Word.


Lauren February 11, 2013 at 1:48 am

Sometimes I have doubts too, we all do. Look to the Bible though. I would say if you are truly scared accept Jesus again and see what he does. As I am currently trying to overcome doubt I think you should talk to someone who is entirely secure in their faith, maybe a pastor or a good Christian friend. That said I know when I drank and did drugs I overcame it, and you can too! Faith!


Robert February 13, 2013 at 7:53 pm

To all who have commented here,
It amazes me to see the love of God evidenced in the way many of you have reached out to each other with prayer, sympathy, and encouragement. One can sense the love and power of God in your words. It makes me so proud and thankful to be a part of the Body of Christ every time I see God’s love manifested through people like you. Thank you for being faithful to Him. God bless you all.
Yours in Christ,


Chris February 26, 2013 at 12:06 am

Thabk you Daryl for the article I would like to share my story. I am a 28 yr old gay man from a so so religious family. Growing up I always knew I was different and I never understood what, how, or why I was what I was and I never appreciated or loed myself for it I was brought up in a methodist church and baptised and was constantly barraged with the Ole down with homosexuals their disgusting and god hates them blah blah blah I can remember setting on the couch at home and my mom saying she wished they would send all the nasty queers to an island. I remember praying every night for god to change me or kill me seeing as how I wasnt allowed to kill myself and then I fell out of grace with god when he refused my request I found I beleieved more in what a man standing at a podium was saying to me more than what the bible and Jesus was saying to me almost 15 yrs past and I found God again I believe in Jesus I believe he loves me and I believe Doubt and trials are a part of it. At first I felt ashamed I threw him away so easily and gave up on him but in the end he made our bond forever unbreakable by testing me like he has I WILL NEVER just take a mans word for anything again Jesus said his word can not be changed but take everything said about his word and a meaning of that with a grain of salt and read it and find your own path to rightousness with fear and trembling. That is my story I apologize I was never good with Grammar. Guess I am just living up to one of my stereotypes.


Robert February 27, 2013 at 9:58 am

It’s wonderful that you have renewed your relationship with Jesus. Stay close to Him, study His word, and love Him with all your heart, soul, mind, body, and strength. There are so many temptations in our culture today that we, as Christians, must rely on the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit to keep us from falling into sin. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,


Renee April 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

Please pray for me and my grandson… we are in a custody battle to keep him being around an un-safe enviroment. God has told me that I will have a praise report. I’m a new christian and am trying so hard to pray and have faith like I should… But, the fear and worry of not know what will happen next or what to expect is a battle for me. Please pray.. Heavy Heart, Renee

Thank you,


Robert April 17, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I am praying right now and just want to encourage you to trust God, no matter what. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,


Patricia Schneider April 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Wow, Pastor Daryl! What a beautiful article with Scriptures!
Thanks so much! Really appreciated your words, “Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith: it is an element of faith.” How so true!

For Pamela Rose Williams…thanks oodles for mentioning the song above/beside this article!!! Almost missed it! LOL! “My faith is on shifting sands, so I stand on grace.” Love that!

To all the above Commentators…may Sweet Jesus bless each of you! As Pastor Daryle remarked, it is truly edifying to see the Body of Christ working through our community of Christians. (Paraphrasing his words…) Have this site, “What Christians Want To Know,” and all the writers and commentators on my Prayer Board. (A list of folks I daily pray for?)
Always, in Christ, Jesus…Patty


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tish July 29, 2013 at 3:54 pm

hello thank you for this post it really helped me..I have been dealing with doubt..I know that this man I have known for 14years is going to be my husband but it’s alot going on right now and I keep looking at the circumstances because I keep hearing negative thoughts he doesn’t love you..he’s not your husband why would he want you. and I try to ignore those thoughts and pray and quote certain scriptures but the more I fight the stronger and louder the thoughts become its tiresome at times but I keep fighting atd times it feels im. getting no where I get weary and cry sometimes. but I know the Lord sees greatness in me and I am tryin so hard to stay steadfast and keep fighting against doubt..please keep me in prayer.


Christopher November 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I used to struggle with doubt. I honestly know where each one of you is coming from. The feeling that it wont go away, that you can do nothing to make it go away; the fact is you can’t. We can do nothing apart from Him and this is a true test of our faith in Christ. The only way that anything can ever be accomplished in your life is if you truly fall on your knees, repentant of the doubt you have faced. Ask God to take the doubt away, ask Him whole-heartedly to help your unbelief. Jesus says in Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” You must truly believe within your Spirit that the Lord will grant the wishes of His child and He will, no matter how you feel in your head or in your heart; believe within your Spirit. I cannot say whether God will grant you the ability to escape the doubt, but I can tell you how His love is transforming and can break even the hardest of hearts and that his Word is undeniable truth. I earnestly love every one of you as brothers and sisters in Christ and I surely hope and pray that the Lord brings you peace. Remember, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.” So love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind and soul. Trust in Him and His redeeming grace, and stand steadfast in the faith you know to be true within your Spirit, the Spirit that the Lord has given you. Love to you as a brother in Christ.


Christopher November 12, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I’d also like to add that Satan likes to use our doubt to get us to focus on ourselves and not the mission that God has placed before us. So, I encourage you, the next time you feel a pang of doubt,, entrench yourself in His Word, encourage yourself with His truth, and go and share what Christ has done for you. You are a child of the One True King, a child of Yahweh. Not a single thing, earthly or spiritually can hinder you as long as you have and continue to put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ our Lord. Praise Him for His saving grace and mercy! What a beautiful, masterful, powerful, and loving creator and redeemer! I hope you can take courage from this and I hope that God gives you peace amidst your doubt. Get out there and focus on others and share with them the love that He has shared with you.
Love to you as a brother in Christ.


Betty February 11, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I really loved reading all of the comments. I too have battled this for years. I backslid really bad. Adultery. Drinking. Call it a mid-life crisis but actually, it’s called sin.

Went to a church if never been to and it’s a Pentecostal/Church of God—went up front for prayer and they spoke in tongues. An interpretation went forth and He said that the path I was on would lead me to destruction. That day, my life turned around and I stopped that lifestyle. Husband forgave me and here we are, probably around 8 years later.

I’ve struggled with all of this myself. I’m saved and filled with the Holy Ghost and speak in tongues. I mean, I know what I’ve experienced and felt. I know I don’t fake the tongues and it’s not me. I don’t understand why I’m going thru this. I pray and pray. I listen to gospel music, watch preachers on tv, go to church, pray and read my bible but yet I still struggle. I feel like a wave driven by winds. One day I’m to the left, the next day (or the next hour) I’m over yonder. I pray that if in doing something wrong for Him to show me and if I’m not doing something but that I need to do please show me. I want God settled in my heart and mind. I really and truly do try. Please pray with me. I need this stronghold broken and gone from me. Thank you.


Rebecca Ebinger March 25, 2014 at 8:44 am

Heavenly Father I stand in agreement with Betty that the spirit of fear, doubt and unbelief is broken right now in the name of Jesus thank you Father God for what you’re doing in Betty’s life we love you Lord.
ITS BROKEN my friend!!! Hallelujah THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!


Rebecca Ebinger March 25, 2014 at 8:37 am

I was truly touched by this article.This is my testimony. My husband and I seperated after 4 years of marriage. I was completely done and moving on when God touched my husband. God gave him a word through a Christian friend about fear doubt and unbelief.when God spoke to him and he truly realized what happened to our marriage. He shared it with me and God sofened my heart and I realized my husband REALLY DID HEAR FROM GOD!!!!!
I had fear doubt and unbelief on me from the very beginning of our relationship because I didn’t believe anyone could love me. That put a serious wall between my husband and I. Insecurity will ruin a marriage. But now i LOVE like I’ve never been hurt before. When I hold my husband I don’t stop I keep holding him until I touched his soul his spirit. Now we crave each other’s spirit we want to be spiritually 1 for the first time in our marriage. It’s so exciting neither one of us can wait for what God has for us around the corner. So long as we have faith and fight doubt then God can bless us!!!!!. So in my case I love like I’ve never been hurt before. From this moment on When I feel that wall building back up between me and my husband I will break it down with unwavering love and affection. ♥Thank you Father!!!!♥


Mea April 5, 2014 at 2:50 am

Hi, i love reading the comments too for it shows me that i am not the only one who struggles with doubt. i have accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior several years ago and im fighting for this still now and forever, it was more on when i was 12 years old and then i am 16 now , i remembering those years were really precious because i have devoted my life and time to Jesus Christ, i spent my time in reading bible and anything that could make my relationship with God grow stronger , those day are real happiness to me, but lately i begin to doubt God like If Jesus Christ is real, is He really rose again and if bible is real? because my mind keep saying it was 2000 years ago like abraham and any old person in the bible are the real? , yes i wan to apologize to God for all of this that i really hate talking about, i begin to somewhat not read because maybe the doubt will back again, sometimes i doubt sometimes i do not doubt .. i hate this feeling very much it was like the feeling i get when i was a child and one of my biggest fear is to lost my mom i even dream my mom died and it terrifies me alot, i become very think of the things that i hate to think like my mom will die, now at this age , another fear comes in my mind and it was doubt, i hate doubt. i remember a quote “what you strengthen,fight, resist; persist”. i do not what to doubt because i do not want to go to Hell and i do not want God to hate me, i love God because i know He is Good and He does a lot of good things to me, i remember those things that are seem so impossible when i pray to Him , He hears my prayers, but my mind says to me that it is natural..sorry if this is so long . I want to serve God in the bottom of my deepest Heart, it is just my thoughts keep saying me to doubt, everytime i say to myself i have faith in the bottom of my heart, my mind will response like , “are you sure?, if you have faith you will not doubt, you do not have faith really” .. i hate this feeling help, i do not want to lose my faith, and i want to enjoy reading bible . I Had a fear that i will not go in heaven because of doubting, i do not know myself , i also think that i do not really doubt it is just the something is keep forcing me to doubt. will God still love me, because i am not really this, its not really me, i think, i love God in the deepest of my soul and heart but my mind is so bad.


Brandi Roberts May 10, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Hey everyone,
Thanks for sharing your stories on here, and thank you Daryl for sharing these verses. I googled verses on doubt because I’ve had a theological crisis today. I’ve felt it in my spirit for a few months now and I keep swatting it away like a fly. But today I was alone at work and it sent me into a panic.

I grew up in a sheltered Christian home and accepted Christ when I was four years old. As a child, I had a precious time just sitting in his presence and reading his word. But I also struggled with guilt, shame, depression, and demonic forces. But I prayed and prayed and finally I had peace at age 11. But then in college I began to doubt, and although I went to church I was so lost and confused and began drinking on the weekends, became depressed, ended up falling in love with the same sex, but was rejected, then dated a manipulative guy for two years, became pregnant, had a miscarriage, and at that point felt so low I finally cried out to God and he led me to some friends at church who helped me. I worked through insecurity and social phobia issues, and found faith in Christ again. My life was changed and a miracle happened in my heart. THat was four years ago, and now I’m a young adults leader at my church, started a street ministry, and I preach at a local rehab center. For these last four years I haven’t doubted much because I have seen God do so many things in my life and others! It’s been amazing. I ‘ve had so much joy. Well Like I said I’ve started to have doubts and specifically I ‘ve been doubting that Jesus is the only way. I’ve come across many people lately who have found peace and they live for others just like Christians do, but they don’t accept Jesus as God or their savior. I have found faith in Jesus but I am doubting that he is the only way for everyone because I just can’t grasp that the God who saved me would send people to hell who truly are inspiring and loving. But I know scriptures say Jesus is the only way and that if spirits don’t believe Jesus is God and came in the flesh, then those spirits aren’t of God. I just don’t understand why Jesus has to be the only way. Then I start questioning the validity of scripture, and then I question everything. I know I can’t understand everything but because I’m a leader at my church and don’t want to misrepresent God. I’m just in a really confusing place. I’m writing about it in my blog right now and I’m here on this page looking for some verses on doubt. Well that’ my story and I could use some prayer and enocuragement =) Thank you and GOd bless!


Shay October 14, 2014 at 9:28 am

I normally don’t post feedback on websites but today I wanted to share. I have been struggling with doubt and lack of faith in the area of “health”. The funny thing is that in EVERY OTHER area of my life…my faith is strong but when it comes to doctor’s appointments, getting test results back, etc I have BIG DOUBTS!!! My thought process has always been “I KNOW that the Lord can provide, heal and deliver others but WILL HE for me?? I often tried to “control” the outcome by googling possible outcomes, asking friends, taking meds. and always having a “plan b” just in case the doctor provides a “bad diagnosis, or worst case avoid the doctor all together. While all the previous diagnosis have ALL been favorable, doubt still rears it’s UGLY HEAD, every time I go to a doctor’s appt.. Today, as I’m waiting for another set of test results. I have again grown WEARY, doubtful, afraid and got back into my usual “routine” of stressing over what the result will be?? After reading scriptures this morning and this article…I’ve just given it over to GOD!! I’m putting it out there that I AM HEALTHY, HEALED and at this moment at PEACE! I realize that words have POWER. So I’m claiming in the name of Jesus that everyone that needs prayer and a healing, that God grants them that. My church Oakland Church of Christ and this website has blessed me this morning. Praying for everyone and continuing my trust that my prayers will be answered today…of GOOD HEALTH.


A Confused Individual January 28, 2015 at 10:22 pm

I have gone numerous years without very much religious background. When I was little my parents used to have us say prayers, but no one ever really explained what they meant or even who I was supposed to be talking to. And we went to church occasionally (mostly Christmas and Easter) but I really didn’t understand what was going on. It wasn’t until the 6th grade when I was taking a world religion and culture class that I finally learned the basics of Christianity. But even then, I lived in a part of the country where there were people of every kind of religion and you really didn’t mention your personal beliefs out loud. Some of my best friends were atheist and I thought nothing of it. Religion and God were not even on my priority list.

Then I moved to the bible belt. Everywhere I turned there was a new person asking me why I didn’t go to church every weekend, usually in a very judging manner. I had people from every different denomination trying to drag me with them to church all at the same time. It was far too overwhelming and I really just didn’t want to deal with it. So naturally, I shut it out of my life.

Religion wasn’t something that I even thought about again until a few years later when I came very close to dating one of my good friends. His only qualm about dating me was that I was not a Christian by his definition. Although, to be fair, I did (and still do) believe in God at that time. But according to him that was not enough. It was around that time period that I realized that religion was not something I could ignore if I ever wanted to find a long-term, satisfying relationship. This was not the only reason I started looking into religion by any means. My college roommate was very good about asking me to go to church with her without pressuring me into it. She respected my struggle with religion but always encouraged me to look into it and determine my true feelings and opinions on the subject. Just before the almost dating relationship, I had decided that my summer project would be to start reading the bible, as I had never read it before. At its best, I might decide to become religious and accept God/Jesus into my heart. At its worst, it would help me understand more references in the literature I read in school.

It is easy for me to say that my background makes it difficult for me to deal with my religious feelings. It is easy for me to blame absolutely everyone else in the world. What is not easy is to come to terms with my own struggle with it. I have been working on my understanding of religion since this summer and I have grown in my faith significantly. I am now capable to discussing my beliefs and the things that I am struggling with with multiple people. I am utterly convinced that God is real and that he has been helping me throughout my entire life. Things don’t just happen coincidentally. Everything happens for a reason. I have always believed that, and now I just know why. That reason is because God cares and is looking out for me.

I do my best to read a least a little of the bible every day. I found multiple daily bible reading websites and I do my best to read one if not more every day/night before I go to sleep. I struggle with convincing myself to go to church each week, but I do enjoy going to my roommate’s life groups on Sunday afternoons, even if some of her church’s beliefs differ from my own.

What I would like to figure out is why I still have doubts. Why is it that I am still struggling with the concept of being a Christian, believing that Jesus is God’s son, and that he died to save us from our sins. I do believe that he is the person that we should emulate in our daily actions and treatment of others. He is an excellent teacher and we have a lot to learn from him. Especially me, since I want to be a teacher in the future. The very near future. But for some reason, I still find it hard to fully accept that he was exactly as is written. It is hard for me to accept absolutely everything in the bible. If I disagree with something does that mean that I am not a Christian? Aren’t Christians supposed to believe that the Bible is the word of God and is therefore all true? What are you supposed to do if your beliefs differ? Are you not a christian if you disagree but still follow his teachings. Like you aren’t a homosexual, but you also do not believe that it is entirely wrong and bad? I mean Jesus taught us to love everyone, even those who do not believe or who sin on a regular basis. They are the ones who need it the most! But does that mean that I don’t qualify as a Christian? Do other self-proclaimed Christians have these doubts?

I know that there are multiple denominations, and multiple interpretations of the Bible that will give me differing opinions regarding this conundrum that I have with myself. I also know that I can’t rely on other flawed humans to tell me what to do. No offense intended, I just mean that humans are not perfect and therefore can easily make mistakes or misguide me. I pray every day for God to help me come to an understanding on these topics and questions and that he guides me to do what is right in his eyes. I am actively seeking him out, which I am pretty sure is a good thing. I just don’t entirely know what I am doing. Help Please?


Jack Wellman January 30, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Dear Confused, don’t trust your feelings…believe what God’s Word says. Our feelings cannot be trusted but God never lies. When we find ourselves doubting something, there is a sense of uncertainty, not knowing if the thing is true or false. The Bible likens this attitude to “double-mindedness” (James 1:6–8). Double-minded thinking results in a person’s beliefs always changing, never coming to a determined conviction. A mind that constantly doubts Jesus and what He teaches will never be at peace because, like a ship in the middle of a storm, it is tossed to and fro with no hope of rest.

Doubting Jesus and faith are in direct opposition. Hebrews 11:1 states, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” When Christians have a healthy faith, they have “assurance” and “conviction.” They are sure of faith’s object, even though they have not seen the evidence with their eyes.

So how does a Christian become childlike in faith and stop doubting Jesus? First of all, by remembering God is our Heavenly Father (John 1:12; Romans 8:15). God wants to be known to His children as a loving, compassionate, ever-present, never-wavering parent (1 John 3:1). The Bible calls believers God’s “sons” (meaning daughters also) numerous times (e.g., Ephesians 1:5; Romans 8:14; Galatians 4:7). If Christians know they are children of God, having been adopted into His family, it ought to help them gain the childlike faith Jesus spoke of. Our Father in heaven desires to “give good things to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11). The best thing to know about God as Father is that He is perfect, with none of the sinful shortcomings that accompany human parenthood. All of God’s attributes are perfect, and, even when He disciplines His children, it’s because He loves them (Hebrews 12:6–8).

Second, consider who Jesus is: the express revelation of God Himself (Hebrews 1:3; John 14:9–11). “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me,” Jesus said (John 14:1). Jesus’ trustworthiness was validated by the testimony of the Father (John 8:18) and confirmed by the miracles He did (John 14:11).

Third, in order to stop doubting Jesus, a Christian must constantly recall the cross (Hebrews 12:2). When a believer meditates on what Christ did as our Redeemer, he will see how deep and strong Jesus’ love is for His sheep (John 10:11; Ephesians 3:17–19). If Jesus was willing to go to the cross and die a horrible death on our behalf, would He withhold anything else that would be good for us (see Psalm 84:11)?

The natural mind tends to doubt and fear and question what the Bible says rather than simply believe. To overcome doubt, a Christian should continually seek God through Bible study and prayer. He should commit to a local body of believers to be fed by biblical preaching and have fellowship with like-minded believers. In this way, the doubtful mind can and will become increasingly stable, Jesus-focused, and able to find peace (Isaiah 26:3).


Ron September 1, 2015 at 9:39 am

Doubt is a tool of satan, all he need do is instill a small voice within each of us to freeze us in our tracks. We then no longer grow, no longer question, and no longer seek God. We simply seek the safety of what we know. But we can turn doubt around and use the same feelings to open our eyes even wider than they were before by being over-comers of doubt and the world. Believe in the words of Christ, and not the tools of satan.


Marriah October 11, 2015 at 10:31 pm

I’m Marriah. I’m 20 years old. I never had a doubt about Gods existence. I’m just feeling really disconnected. I go to church every Wednesday, and Sunday, Study every night, pray etc.. and I still feel like it is not enough. I feel like God isn’t hearing me. I pray that he gives me the patience to trust in him, but I still feel the disconnected. I ask that if anybody reads this, that they please please pray for me. I don’t know what else to do…


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