Also called: Agnosticism, Skepticism, Suspicion, Unbelief
Uncertainty about the truth and reality of spiritual things.

Top Bible Verses about Doubt

Psalm 78:18–22

And they tested God in their heart by asking food for their craving. And they spoke against God. They said, “Is God able to prepare a table in the wilderness? Yes, he struck the rock and water flowed and streams gushed out, but can he also give food or provide meat for his people?” Therefore Yahweh heard and he was very angry, and a fire was kindled against Jacob, and his anger also rose up against Israel, because they did not believe God, and they did not trust his salvation. Read Psalm 78:18–22
Matthew 14:30–31

Matthew 14:30–31

But when he saw the strong wind, he was afraid. And beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus extended his hand and caught him and said to him, “You of little faith! Why did you doubt?” Read Matthew 14:30–31

Matthew 28:16–17

So the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated for them. And when they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. Read Matthew 28:16–17
John 20:29

John 20:24–29

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who was called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will never believe!” And after eight days his disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Although the doors had been shut, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said, “Peace to you.” Then … Read John 20:24–29

James 1:6–8

But let him ask for it in faith, without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed about. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. Read James 1:6–8

Famous Christian Quotes About Doubt, Agnosticism, Skepticism, Suspicion, Unbelief

Toplady on Overcoming Spiritual Darkness

A little before I went to bed, my soul was harassed, in a sad and very unusual manner, with doubts and fears and unbelief. I was in spiritual darkness, even darkness that might be felt.… My heavenly Pilot disappeared; I seemed to have quite lost my hold on the rock of ages; I sunk in the deep mire; and the waves and storms went over me. Yet, at last, in prayer, I was enabled, I do not know how, to throw myself, absolutely and at large, on God, at all events, and for better for worse: yet without comfort, and almost without hope.

Augustus M. Toplady

Human Reason Deficient Concerning God

Human reason is very deficient in things concerning God. A sign of this is that philosophers in their researches, by natural investigation, into human affairs have fallen into many errors, and have disagreed among themselves. And consequently, in order that men might have knowledge of God, free of doubt and uncertainty, it was necessary for divine matters to be delivered to them by way of faith, being told to them, as it were, by God Himself who cannot lie.

Thomas Aquinas

Sometimes Confident, Sometimes Doubtful

It usually happens that the greater number of persons of sense—or I might say that all such—trust the judgment of another person rather than their own in doubtful cases, and that those who have a clear judgment in the affairs of others, however obscure, frequently hesitate and are undecided about their own.

Bernard of Clairvaux
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