Everyone who breathes is susceptible to doubt. Did I make the right decision? Is my faith real? Am I qualified enough for this job/task? Will I make it through this class? Am I of any worth? The dark times of doubt are heavy. How do we combat this devious thinking? The answer is in the proper separation of perception from reality.
When Thomas doubted the resurrection of Jesus, Jesus appeared to him and said, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” (John 20:27) He was confronted with the stark truth. Perception became shattered through truth’s confirmation. Those who are stable and secure rest in what reality is regardless of what things may look or feel like.
So truth says I can’t worry about things outside of my control when perception wants to bring feelings of guilt. Truth says I have studied for this test and am ready rather than giving into feelings of uncertainty and inadequacy. Therefore, combat doubt with truth so that you can endure.