Faith Refined Through Doubt
The hardest doubts that test and try our faith are connected to suffering, our own and others. The strongest and hardest time of doubt in my life was watching my father slowly decline over the course of a year and finally die from cancer. I doubted that God cared, that God was a God of love, and eventually came to wrestle with doubts about whether there was a God and if a God that allowed this to happen was worth following. Years later, I can look back and see exactly how God was at work in the situation, but in the middle of the mess I couldn’t see it.