Let’s get honest. Are there any skeptical people here today?
Ways we have learned to be skeptical.
Things we have trouble trusting God about (what are you worried about?):
Three Things about Doubt
William Lane Craig: Any Christian who is intellectually engaged and reflecting about his faith will inevitably face the problem of doubt.
Lee Strobel in The Case for Faith: For many Christians, merely having doubts of any kind can be scary. They wonder whether their questions disqualify them being a follower of Christ. They feel insecure because they're not sure whether it's permissible to express uncertainty about God, Jesus, or the Bible. So they keep their questions to themselves—and inside, unanswered, they grow and fester . . . until they eventually succeed in choking out their faith.
Michael Gleghorn: Whenever they come and whatever for they take, we must each deal honestly with our doubts. To ignore them is to court spiritual disaster. But facing them can lead ultimately to deeper faith.
What makes it tough to trust God?
Doubt and unbelief can shut you down for a long time.
If you start testing God, you can stay in a bad place for a long time.
God rarely does something new to try to prove Himself to you. He will show you what He has already done.
Trust issues are all tied to your relationship to the Lordship of Jesus.
You’ll never know happiness and freedom until you start believing again.