Jentezen Franklin on There is No Shame in Sharing Your Doubts With Fellow Christians

Some of us have taken the message of Christianity and put it in a box marked, “Don’t ask—don’t tell.” Ever feel like you need permission to weep when you lose a loved one? Or feel intimidated about admitting, “I really don’t know for sure?”

In John 20:25, Jesus’ disciple Thomas confesses, “Unless I see… I will not believe.”

The story of doubting Thomas teaches us that it’s okay to admit our doubts and reservations. In fact, if you don’t, you won’t grow. You’ll wind up with somebody else’s answers, and in many cases they will be inadequate for your questions — even if you’re honest enough to ask them. If you go your whole life without breaking open that box of hard questions, you’ll end up facing the difficult times in life without the proper tools to deal with them.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jentezen Franklin

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