Faith and doubt
February 7, 2016
We often talk about faith driving out doubt, but in reality it’s more complicated than that. You really can’t have one without the other.
Consider the following image:
It says “Faith” in white letters. You can’t really make that out, though, can you? Now look at this one:
This image is identical to the first one, except it has a black background to represent doubt. Now the “Faith” is clear.
Our Sunday School lesson today covered 2 Nephi 1–2, which includes Lehi’s famous statement that “There must be opposition in all things.” Faith and doubt constitute one such opposition; you can’t have one without the other. If you’ve never had doubts, I’m not sure you really have faith, and true faith means trusting and acting in despite of your doubts.
Sometimes people seem to feel there’s something wrong with them because they have doubts. As long as they follow the Savior, they really do have faith.