I’m going through a really hard time right now, and because of that, I struggle in this moment to trust in the goodness of God.Steve Rieske
- Some things – maybe even many things – that we believe today are not true.
- We are more likely to believe small evidence that is nearby than large evidence that is far away.
- We are more likely to experience doubt in times of challenge, crisis, and confusion.
- Doubt is as simple as believing that there might be a reason not to believe.
- We will experience more growth when we express our doubts than when we suppress them.
- Belief and doubt operate more like a dimmer than an on-off switch.
- Doubt is not something we should dismiss but something we should deal with.
- We don’t need to rush the decision to trust or doubt, but we can patiently wait until more evidence is available.
- It is possible, and often even healthy, to hold doubt and belief in the very same hand.
- Not knowing all the answers is an essential part of being fully human.
- Those with a tendency to trust more than doubt may occasionally be fooled, but they will far more often be full.
- When you experience doubt in the present, remind yourself of the evidence you considered in the past.
- Ask yourself, “How can I be okay even in the worst-case scenario?”
- Become comfortable with the phrase, “I am not certain, but I am convinced.”
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