8722 doubt, nature of

8722 doubt, nature of

Doubt leads to insecurity and lack of trust concerning God’s willingness and ability to deliver his people. It also leads to a fear of people and situations.

Doubting God’s truth

Doubt as a questioning of God’s words Ge 3:1 See also Ge 3:4; Isa 5:19; Jer 17:15; 2Pe 3:4

Doubt as lack of faith Mt 21:21-22 pp Mk 11:23-24 See also Mt 17:20; Mk 6:6; Mk 16:14; Lk 17:6

Doubt as wavering Jas 1:6 See also 1Ki 18:21; Ro 4:20; Eph 4:13-14

Doubt as double-mindedness Jas 1:8 See also 2Ki 17:40-41; Lk 16:13; 1Co 10:21; Jas 4:8

Doubt as insecurity about relationship with God

Doubting God’s compassion Ps 77:7-9 See also Ps 90:13; Heb 12:5-6

Doubting God’s concern Job 30:20; Isa 49:14 See also Ps 13:1-2; Ps 22:1-2; Ps 35:17; Isa 40:27; Jer 8:18-22; La 3:8; Hab 1:2

Doubting God’s desire to deliver Jer 45:3 See also Ex 5:22-23; La 2:1-9; La 3:13-20

Doubting God’s ability to deliver Ps 78:18-22 See also Ex 14:10-12; Ps 78:41-43; Mt 8:26 pp Mk 4:39-40 pp Lk 8:24-25

Doubting God’s justice Jer 12:1 See also Job 9:23; Ps 73:13-16; Ps 82:2; Jer 15:16-18; Hab 1:13

Doubt as fear of people and situations

Mt 14:30-31 See also Ge 12:12-13; Ge 19:30; Ge 26:7; Jos 7:5; 1Sa 17:11; Isa 51:12-13

See also

1030God, compassion
1085God, love of
5877hesitation
8021faith
8615prayer, doubts
8702agnosticism
8720double-mindedness
8726doubters
8754fear
8834unbelief

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