Walking on Doubts


Original image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Matthew Niemi

This week, I received the edits back for my book that will be released on January 28, 2014. As I began the process of plugging through them, I find myself experiencing writer’s anxiety. This condition is when you ask questions like, “What in the world was I thinking?” “Am I out of my mind? No one’s going to read this!” “How on earth did I convince myself I was a writer.”

I’m told most writers feel this way so I’m among many.

Yet, there are also many who experience doubts about the Christian faith. Perhaps it’s you. Every Sunday you sit in church. Every day you read your Bible. You pray. And the doubts persist. You may even feel guilty about the doubts that bloom in your mind. You love the Lord. You want to believe that what you have put your faith in is true and real.

Yet, as you walk on this road of faith, you’re walking on doubts. They’re like eggshells crunching under your feet.

You may have tried to ask questions of other believers but their responses do not satisfy the question inside. Maybe the answers were too trite: “Just believe and the Lord will help you!” Maybe the answers were too cutting: “You don’t have enough faith.” Maybe the answers were brought more questions. Whatever they were, you find yourself walking on doubts. Where do doubting Christians go for answers?

This week on the Write Stuff, we unpack this topic with Phil Weingert. Feel free to call and ask questions of our guests. You can call in at 646-595-2083 press 1 and you’ll be live on air. Or, you can listen to use live via the web by clicking the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/5740335. Or, you can download the WLUV Radio app on your mobile device and listen to us that way. There are all kinds of ways to connect so join us.