Doubt is Not a Monster

"Doubt is Not a Monster" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Doubt is Not a Monster” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Doubt is not a monster. Although at first it will feel like that.

Doubt feels like something very threatening and scary.

And just like our childhood monsters, doubt often grows at night… when everything’s stopped and we have time to think.

I believe doubt is a necessary component in personal growth.

In fact, I encourage it.


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4 Responses

  1. Doug says:

    When I was a young teenage Christian, I one day expressed some doctrinal doubts to my pastor, who in no uncertain terms informed me that doubt was of Satan and that there was never any reason to question God’s Word. That was the beginning of my long and tortuous exit from evangelicalism.

  2. Familiar story Doug. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sue Bonner says:

    I’m a Christian lesbian who spent 30 years in anti-gay churches. The only thing I ever heard from them was that homosexuality was a sin, sickness, or a moral failing. But circumstances in my life caused me to question that belief. I came to realize that being a Christian and a lesbian was not a contradiction. In my case my doubts and questions didn’t cause me do abandon my Christian faith, they allowed me to move into a better faith. I know this isn’t everyone’s story, but it’s mine. I also know that now that I’m no longer fighting my sexuality I’m a much happier person.

  4. I’m glad Sue that you’re happier and not living under the condemnation they tried to put you under.