Ultimately, it’s the Holy Spirit alone who can help us fight doubt, because God’s Spirit is the only source of doubt-killing faith. But when I reflect on the ways the Spirit helps me in my doubt, there are four aids He often presents to me, four truths that, no matter how deep my pessimism, I just can’t shake.
The Heavenliness of the Gospel
When I begin to doubt whether this Christian faith is the real deal, the amazing and heavenly perfection of the gospel helps me immensely. Every religion and worldview has to provide answers for basic questions: Why are we here? Why are things so bad? What can be done about it? But alone among world religions and philosophies, Christianity is clearly not something made up by mere humans. Whereas other religions are based on various types of good works, the gospel is based on grace. While other worldviews start with me at the center, Christianity exalts God above mankind at every single turn. In all the world religions, we have perfect examples of the types of things humans invent to fulfill the deep desire for religion. But in Christianity, heaven shines as humanity is humbled and God alone is exalted.