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DOUBT: A SIGN OF FAITH & LIFE: Doubts Keep Our Faith Alive, But Certainty Freezes It

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Doubts keep our faith alive, but certainty freezes it.

In other words, doubts stirs us. It shapes us. It forms us. It teaches us. Without doubt our faith can become stagnant, dead, stalled.

Some of us have come from systems that are afraid of doubt because they are worried it will lead to death, not life. However, for many of us, our doubts have ushered in a new beginning. They have helped our eyes to fresh possibilities with God, to renewed energy and passion for living out our faith.

Instead of killing our faith, doubt has made it more alive!




The Webster's definition of doubt is: "to be uncertain about something; be undecided in opinion or belief."1 Some synonyms for "doubt" include: apprehension, confusion, disbelief, lack of confidence, misgiving, mistrust, quandary, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty, and reluctance. Do you recognize any of these in your life right now? If you do, you are in the right place as you begin this video series.

At Aerator, we aren't afraid to doubt and are convinced that questions and uncertainty are a central element of a vibrant and transforming faith. We believe that mystery is one of the most central ingredients of faith. We respect that our questions don't lead us down a slippery slope where we lose our faith completely but rather to a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God that is built not on certainty and blind obedience but on honesty, vulnerability, and trust.