The Man that Fears to Doubt

“The man that feareth, Lord, to doubt,
In that fear doubteth thee.”
-George MacDonald

My wonderful wife bought me a biography of George MacDonald for Christmas. I’m sitting here reading it and came across this quote.

I find this quote to be quite profound.

A man who fears to have doubts regarding his faith or even regarding the character of God; in truth, this man already doubts the goodness and faithfulness of God. Additionally, the fear of uncovering something uncomfortable as a result of pursuing one’s doubts shows a certain insecurity, which, in and of itself is the result of doubt.

“If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.”
2 Tim 2:13

I say freely pursue your doubts because in the end you will either find yourself more convinced of the truth you began to doubt, or, you will find the truth you were missing. Doubts properly pursued are a gift from God himself.


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