How can I overcome doubt in my relationship with God?


Clarify Share Report Asked November 12 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
There are two primary ways Christians can stop doubting God. The first is reading the Bible. In order to stop doubting, trust must be built. But it is hard to trust a stranger, or even an occasiona...

November 12 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Jeanetta Bass
You are not alone please don't think that u r. Every person doubt God at some point in time. I don't care how big or small the ministry of God's children will doubt Him. You can read ur word all day pray just as much and u will still have the tendency to doubt and not trust God. But don't let that cause u to not move forward. That just that flesh part of us trying hard not to relinquish that part of the mind that's all. The darkest hour is just be dawn so just know that u r winning and what u thought u had to break through Christ Already did that. If hard on us because we have never known love like this without limitation and the traditions of man. God knows ur heart and ur struggles. It's hard to trust in a God that u have never seen and people's opinion about Him differs everyday. He is real, He loves you and need you in His life to do ur part in this wonderful love story here on planet earth We fall down but we get up. Soidlers in the army of the Lord

January 12 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Johnnatta Giles Spirit Filled Christian
Doubt comes from not having faith in God. It takes time to build our faith. The best thing you can do is ask God to help you in your unbelief. By reading the word of God and opening yourself up in prayer your faith will increase. I think the best way to help is taking baby steps. Believe God to do something in your life daily. It can be something so small like God I have faith you will get me to work safely today and back home. Its not by accident that you are still here :) 

My hardest thing i struggled with doubt was the gifts that God gave me and that I wasnt meant to suffer. I couldnt believe that there was more to life than what I had been through. So i read scripture and I found some books on faith. It was hard but i did exactly what i just told you to do and He changed my heart. And it became real to me. 
Whatever it is that you are doubting find scripture on it. Read it daily and pray and ask God to let His word transform your heart. He will do it because it is His will for you to trust in Him. Remember it is God who changes us we cannot do it ourselves.

January 10 2014 4 responses Vote Up Share Report

Data Bill Gillan Father of 4 and have an amazing wife
A question which all believers will struggle with at times. Thanks all for your responses, I think the fact that you ask the question says a lot about your desire to mature in your faith and walk with our Father. 

The above responses are true in that we need to increase our knowledge of God and come before him in prayer. When I find myself with such thoughts I have come to realise that it's something to do with me and not God. I doubt my relationship with God either because I think he doubts me or I have not done enough on my side of the relationship to earn his love. 

This is where the knowledge of his word strengthens us. God is love. He loves us so much Jesus died for us. The reason being to restore our relationship to the Father and not the other way around. That is why we can come before the throne of God having been made right by faith in Jesus. God established a relationship with Israel and even when they walked away he always had a plan to restore it. So I would like to finish by saying that when I doubt my relationship with God I come to him in honest prayer and tell him exactly what I'm feeling. He knows it anyway so why try to hide it. When I do so he reminds me of his word, his promises and his love for me. He will never let me go, when I wander he comes looking, when I get it wrong I'm still loved. He died for me as I was before I accepted the claims of Jesus so why should it change now AND one day I'm going to be with him forever and he with me.

March 14 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

95 1 Jay Saunders
A big obstacle for many of us is our earthly parents. Some of us have had parents that could be totally trusted to be there for us through thick and thin. This is an old country expression meaning confidence in our parents to be on our side, or dependable to tell us the truth whether it hurt or not.

When our earthly parents have abandoned us, been unreliable, or even cruel and abusive, it is hard to trust a heavenly Father we can not see.

But when we understand that our heavenly Father is always good, fair, just, kind, and equitable, we can begin to trust him totally and completely with anything, even our weaknesses.


What a relationship that can be developed beyond our wildest expectations. Guided not by emotions, but by the wisdom that he has given us through his Holy word. That same holy word, spoken and believed upon without doubt, can accomplish the seemingly impossible.

July 06 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Dale's black and white Dale Casselman Christian/Circus Clown
I think that having any doubts about your relationship with God is the last thing that you need to worry about. You see, the fact that this is a concern for you is proof that you have already passed from death unto life.

It is because of the Spirit regenerating you, giving you a new heart, and the mind of Christ, that has you longing for God's righteousness.

The truth is that you already have the righteousness of God. Sure, the flesh is weak and it does give into sin, but you are no longer walking according to the flesh, and you don't. You are not the flesh. You have been given a new spirit inside that flesh.

The flesh has been crucified with Christ. Your sins are paid in full and forgotten completely. You are as close to God right now, as you can be. You have God on the inside offering up prayers on your behalf. You have Jesus on the outside, interceding with the Father on your behalf.

I mean [Eph. 2:6] says that we are already seated in Christ Jesus in the heavenlies. [2 Tim 2:13] says that if we are faithless, He remains faithful. [John 10:28] says that no one can snatch us out of His hand.

It really doesn't get any better than this.

The truth is, you have passed from death unto life. There is now, no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. [Rom 8:1]. You are sealed with the Paraclete, and on the last day, He will raise you up in glory.

Better relationship? That's God's responsibility, and He completed it in Christ. You need to rest in this simple truth.

Don't let anyone lie to you by telling you that you need to do anything. That would then change from grace to a works based salvation.

Good is pleased with you right now. Stop listening to anyone that says, that you gotta do this or you better do that. I mean you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

Get of the hamster wheel and rest in the finished work of Jesus.

December 03 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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