Sin of doubt is one of the sins that may face all people, as a result of the work of the devil. Such doubt may be accepted by some people who live in anxiety and turmoil, and may be refused by others, who overcome it.
The late Pope Shenouda III in his article ‘doubt’ talked about the sin of doubt, its kinds, reasons, and how to face it.
People may doubt faith related to God, doubt the truth, principles, others and even doubt related to oneself.
There are many reasons of doubt including fear like St. Peter who saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!’ And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’ Man may lack faith and forget about God’s grease that saved him in the past.
Second, having friends who doubt may affect one’s faith. Third, the rumors that may affect one’s faith. Fourth, the narrow mind that considers one reason and can’t think of others. Fifth: The person may be skeptical of nature like Thomas. Sixth, the work of Satan since the beginning when it said to Eve Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’? He also said to Christ: If You are theSon of God, command that these stones become bread. Later it said: If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.
Seventh: There is doubt concerning God, His protection, love and support.
Uncertainty and doubt are very damaging and causes anxiety and turmoil. It is easy to embrace and very hard to get rid of. Faith and trust in the almighty Lord are the solution. Don’t believe everything since the devil is multi-talented and can lead people easily to doubt, grumbling and despair.