I think anyone who is honest and who genuinely desires to embrace the life of faith that God calls us to will have periods of time in which we wrestle with serious doubts.  Over my life, I can identify at least 3 distinct periods in which I’ve come face-to-face with doubt, emerging from each one with a more solid understanding and ability to defend what I believe.

I’m in a place nowadays in which I’m hanging out with folks from a younger generation and I’m hearing them ask questions or wrestle with doubts about God, faith, and religion that I honestly don’t have an answer to.  It’s not that I don’t think that there is an answer, it’s just that I’ve never thought through some of the questions I’m hearing folks ask.  Some of the questions and/or doubts that I’ve worked through in my journey aren’t all the same questions that I'm hearing now.  So over the past several months, I’ve been reading up on apologetics – a fancy word for being able to logically defend questions about God, faith, and religion.

I thought it would be neat to blog (as life permits!) about some of the more interesting “ah-ha” things I’m finding.  Some are reminders of things I’ve read before – others are new thoughts for how to answer new questions / doubts that I’ve never really thought through.  My hope is to share what I’m learning, with the hope that maybe it would encourage you to do some wrestling of your own to find the answers to doubts or questions you may have.

During seasons of wrestling with doubt, one of the things that I’ve found encouraging is that the writers of the Bible assumed that people who pursue God will have times of doubt – sometimes about whether God even exists.

Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. - Hebrews 11:6 (NET)

From my own journey, I’ve found that on the other side of doubt there are also some very logical and convincing proofs if we’re willing to seek them.

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