Facts, Faith, Feelings: When You Doubt God

by Lee C. Turner

1 John 5:13 – These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

Quote the verse above when doubts arise. Assurance must be based on God’s Word. Don’t trust in your emotions because they will change because of circumstances.

Watchman Nee tells of three men who were walking along on top of a board fence. The first man was named fact; the second was named faith and the third was named feelings. Fact was leading the way with faith second and feelings following faith. They walked along confidently without wavering as long as faith kept his eyes on fact and emotions kept his eyes on faith. However, when fact turned around and looked at faith, and faith turned around and looked at feelings, they all began to waver and fell off the wall.

The believer by an act of the will must make his feelings respond to faith, which in turn must be based on the facts of God’s infallible Word. When the believer looks at feelings, doubts will arise.