Question 10. Does faith exclude all doubt?

 

Faith is often assailed by doubts and anxieties. Like the man who came to Jesus and sought healing for his son, we also say, “Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.” The strength of our faith may vary but we are assured by Jesus that if we have faith as a grain of mustard seed, it will grow and increase through communion with him, on whom faith depends from start to finish.

 

 

Mt 28:17 When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted.

Mk 9:24 “I believe; help my unbelief!”

Lk 17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied,

“If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this

mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it would obey

you.’”

Heb 12:3 Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.